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BOOBS Cafes

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What are BOOBS Cafés?

Our BOOBS Breastfeeding cafes are fun social events where mums can meet other breastfeeding parents, have a brew and access advice & support if needed. 

Cafe events since 2018
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Mums supported through BOOBS Cafes since 2021
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We created our Breastfeeding Cafe events in 2018 as a response to many breastfeeding mums telling us they didn’t know where to go to talk to other mums in the same situation as them. We wanted to create a friendly, safe space for parents to have a brew, meet others and sit and feed their baby in an environment they could trust. Our first ever cafe was held in Ordsall in May 2018 and we have held one nearly every single month since – even holding online cafe events during the pandemic! Our first face-to-face cafe after lockdown was particularly emotional for everyone. 

The cafes are (pretty much) always on the last Friday of the month from 10am – 12 midday and we host them at a different BOOBS Approved venue each month (although we do have some favourites). 

Our cafe events are always really informal and you can attend no matter if you are feeding your little one or not, if you need support from one of our volunteer team or if you simply want someone to hold the baby whilst having a brew (our BOOBS Team are always on hand for baby cuddles). Siblings are also welcome during the holidays. 

Sometimes we have themed BOOBS Cafes such as those on special weeks like World Breastfeeding Week or if we focus on a particular theme with our social media. 

Whilst BOOBS Cafes may be held at a venue which sells refreshments, you will never be obliged to buy anything if you don’t want to, although we encourage attendees to support the venue if they can. Sometimes we may have funding to pay for refreshments or activities for everyone attending. 

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Other things we do

Peer Support

We support mums through online and face-to-face peer support appointments with our trained volunteers who are all breastfeeding mums living in Salford or Bury.

BOOBS Approved

Our BOOBS Approved venues are local independent businesses, all creating a safe, friendly space for you to breastfeed in with no obligation to spend a penny.

Antenatal Classes

We run 3-week antenatal sessions focused specifically on breastfeeding. Aimed at parents-to-be who are 30+ weeks pregnant, these sessions are free to access and run throughout the year.

Pram walks

We run weekly pram and sling walks across Bury borough to bring mums together to get active, learn more about their local area and access breastfeeding support.

Events

We run regular social and education events throughout the year including in World Breastfeeding Week in August. This year, we are also hosting fundraising events to raise money as a charity.

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