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Fundraising breastfeeding cafe comes to carlisle

Posted on Tuesday 29th November 2011

The fundraising breastfeeding cafe will be held on Friday 2 December in Carlisle

New and expectant mums in Carlisle are being offered extra support in giving their babies the best start in life with a fundraising breastfeeding café which will run on Friday 2 December from 10am until 3pm in Sally’s Salvation Army tea room, Wigton Road, Carlisle.

The café will be serving tea, coffee and cakes and all money raised will be donated to the Cumberland Infirmary’s breastfeeding fund which supports projects encouraging new mums to breastfeed their baby.

All expectant or new mothers are welcome to go along for a cup of tea and a chat with other mums. The hospital’s Breastfeeding Co-ordinator Helen Ferris will be on hand all day to offer advice and support. Helen is running the café in association with breastfeeding peer supporters – volunteers who have successfully breastfed their own children and have now been trained to help other new mums.

A breastfeeding café was held in the city earlier this year and proved to be a great success, raising around £200 for the breastfeeding fund.

Helen said: “The café provides a good opportunity for us to sort out any problems women may be having with breastfeeding in a relaxed atmosphere, whilst raising money at the same time.

“It’s a really nice place to meet other new or expectant mums, socialise and breastfeed your baby with nobody batting an eyelid. Baby cafes have become popular throughout the country so we want to take that ethos, raise awareness of breastfeeding and make it the norm within public venues across Cumbria.”

For more information about the breastfeeding cafe or for general advice on breastfeeding, call Helen Ferris on 07879 632018.