Baby Café national news
On camera - Baby Café part on NHS vision
Monday, 09 June 2008 20:23

Northampton Baby Café were very honoured to be the project chosen to represent Northamptonshire in a short film by New Edge TV shown at the launch of the East Midlands Strategic Health Authority vision for the 'Our NHS' review 2008. The projects selected were examples of projects already delivering the best in healthcare across the region.

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Community Practitioner Article
Friday, 30 May 2008 20:34

In May, The Baby Café was the focus of an article by Danny Ratnaike in Community Practitioner magazine (May 2008: Vol 81 number 5), the journal of the UK Community Practitioners' & Health Visitors' Association. In the article co-founder of The Baby Café, Julie Williams, describes how, 'All too often breastfeeding is associated only with certain sections of the community, but we find that mums from every walk of life feel comfortable in a Baby Café.'

Community Practitioner May 2008

National Breastfeeding Awareness Week 2008
Saturday, 24 May 2008 20:41

During National Breastfeeding Awareness Week the Earlswood and Horley Baby Cafés welcomed many breastfeeding mothers and their supporters to join in the celebrations at the cafés.

At the Horley Baby Café several of the Mum2Mum Breastfeeding supporters were presented with The Surrey County Council Awards for volunteering by Sue Jones, Head teacher at Meath Green Infant School.


One new mum, Katherine, said "I love coming to the Baby Café as it's a great place to have a coffee and chat with the other mums, while knowing that I can get support with breastfeeding if I need it."


In a week when it emerged that one in four top restaurants would ask a mother to leave if she started breastfeeding, Baby Café mums set off around Great Yarmouth, campaigning for cafes, restaurants and relevant shops to display stickers letting mums know they are welcome to breastfeed. Balloons were handed out to children along the way.

They particularly asked that mums be welcomed to sit in the main eating areas not tucked away in a room or perched on the edge of a toilet seat! The response was phenomenally positive with more than 25 premises in the town displaying the specially made cartoon stickers and being entered on a list which will be made available to mums on discharge from hospital. The Great Yarmouth Mercury ran an article as did Radio Broadland and Beach Radio.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes presents awards
Saturday, 19 April 2008 20:53

At the recent Cheshire County Council's 'Celebrating Achievement with Children, Young People and Families' Awards Ceremony Margaret Redman, midwife, and Helen Jones, Bosom Buddy peer supporter, collected the 'Working and Achieving with Partners' award in recognition for setting up the Neston Baby Café in partnership with Wirral University Hospital, Western Cheshire PCT, Bosom Buddies, Volunteers and Neston Children's Centre

Billericay wins NHS Working Together Awards
Friday, 18 April 2008 20:59

On the 13th March 2008 the Billericay Baby Café were invited to attend the South West Essex NHS Primary Care Trust Staff Awards for 2008 at the Holiday Inn in Basildon. Mandy Myers, a School Nurse within the Trust had decided to nominate The Billericay Baby Café  and Lucy Peacock (Health Visitor and Lead Facilitator for the Cafe) for the NHS Working Together Award. Seen here are Ruth and Charissa, mum volunteer supporters with Mandy at the awards ceremony. Billericay Baby Café have also been awarded a grant to enable them to train more Peer Supporters later in the year.


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