Babies ‘do lunch’ with mums and chums

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Babe cafes are the new big thing in cafe culture

Cafe society has been extended with a growing number of baby cafes where pregnant and breastfeeding mums can pop in for a cuppa and a chat

The cafes,in Barrhead, Govanhill, Kirkintilloch, are open to all pregnant and breastfeeding mums and their families and the babycafe at Govanhill Neighbourhood Centre at 6 Daisy Street, Govanhill runs every Tuesday between 11am and 1pm.

Baby cafe society can get breastfeeding support from health professionals and a chance to chat to other mums about their experiences of breastfeeding and motherhood. Older siblings are welcome too.

The three Baby Cafes in the Greater Glasgow area, are run by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and the National Childcare Trust.

Morag McCreadie, health visitor who supports the Govanhill group, said: “These cafes are great way of meeting other mums, getting some one-to-one help with breastfeeding from professionals and having a cuppa and a chat.

“Feedback from mums suggests that one of the things they really enjoy about the cafe is having other mums to talk to about breastfeeding, bringing up children and coping with a new baby. It’s a great support network.”

For more information on the Govanhill baby cafe, contact: 0141 423 6492 or www.facebook.com/GlasgowSouthBabyCafe.