Making the most of the cafe society

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

Cafes,in Barrhead and Govanhill are open to all pregnant and breastfeeding mums and their 
families.

The Baby Cafe at Govanhill Neighbourhood Centre — at 6 Daisy Street — runs every Tuesday between 11am and 1pm.

There, mums will find breastfeeding support from health professionals and a chance to chat to others about their experiences of breastfeeding and motherhood — older siblings are welcome too.

The Barrhead cafe is run by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and the National Childcare Trust.

It runs 2-4pm at Auchenback Resource Centre.

Morag McCreadie, a health visitor who supports the Govanhill group, said: “These cafes are great way of meeting other mums, get some one-to-one help with breastfeeding from professionals and have 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 info on the Glasgow Baby Cafe, call 423 6492 or visit www.facebook.com/GlasgowSouthBabyCafe.

For the Barrhead Baby Cafe, contact BarrheadBabyCafe@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk.