Fast becoming the largest annual breastfeeding celebration in the country, The Big Breastfeeding Café is back for 2020. The iconic event is set to connect thousands of families on the 6th May.
Now in its 5th year, the national campaign is set to be the biggest yet. Led by the world’s leading breastfeeding brand, Medela, the initiative will see a network of mini events taking place on the same day across the UK, encouraging mums and dads to chat and celebrate all things breastfeeding. The day brings together thousands of breastfeeding families virtually across the UK.
Parents are invited to join the national celebration by hosting their own Breastfeeding Cafe either at home, in a local coffee shop, or even a nearby hall. Every host will be sent the ultimate event kit from the brand, including tea, biscuits, bunting and more!
Café owners are also being encouraged to join the campaign by hosting an event for the local parenting community. It is not only a great way for cafes (big or small) to support local families, it also enables even more mums and dads to get involved in spreading positive news about breastfeeding.
Last year saw over 150 public cafes take part, as well as 70 mums hosting mini events in their own homes. From Wales through to Grantham, Northern Ireland, Cambridge, Devon and even the Shetland Islands, the event continues to make waves to support breastfeeding families throughout the country.
Whether it’s 3 mums or 10 mums having a cuppa and a chinwag, it doesn’t matter, the important thing is to inspire, empower and support those who wish to, or are already breastfeeding.
Bringing parents together, the cafes provide a space for mums (dads welcome too!) to share their experiences of breastfeeding, challenges, rewards and first-hand advice over a cup of tea and most importantly, a biscuit or two!
The annual event has garnered a host of celebrity support from high profile mums including Giovanna Fletcher, Helen Skelton, Georgia Jones. Izzy Judd, Jessica Cunningham, Zoe Hardman and many more. Who knows who will sign up this year?!
Talking about The Big Breastfeeding café 2020, Charlotte Price, Medela UK’s Marketing Manager commented: “Community is at the heart of Medela so being able to create a large initiative that all families can get involved with, is so important to us. As well as celebrating the good bits, mum to mum support is key to working through the challenges parenthood and breastfeeding can throw at us. Encouraging families to get together this May is important to us, not only to create a network of support, but to give each and every breastfeeding family a virtual high five.’
For every café hosted, Medela will send a Big Breastfeeding Café pack, a complete package of everything café hosts need, posters, invitations, surprise treats and some all-important tea and biscuits, this year donated by McVities and Tick Tock Tea!
To sign up, parents simply need to pop an email to email@example.com to find out more.