Specialist Breastfeeding & Gentle Sleep Support. Supporting you to make informed choices & feel confident in your decisions.
Breastfeeding Support Cafe
‘Thank you for all the support you provided. You were extremely helpful & provided such useful information, which meant that I managed to get him back to breast. He is now solely breasted. I am so grateful to you & the others at the Breastfeeding Support Cafe & wanted to tell you how much I appreciated all your care & support.’
The Breastfeeding Support Cafe runs on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month from 11am – 1pm.
During the Covid19 pandemic, the Breastfeeding Support Cafe will need to be booked using the contact form below to ensure the cafe is a safe environment for families attending, allowing us time between to clean and ensure this remains a Covid secure environment.
During this time when the Cafe will have limited numbers, where face to face support at the cafe is fully booked, when possible Breastfeeding Support will be offered by way of video call with local volunteer Breastfeeding Counsellors. You will be referred on for more in-depth specialist IBCLC support if required.
The Breastfeeding Support Café provide an opportunity to discuss concerns and access support, but also to relax, breastfeed in comfort and make new friends. It is the ideal environment for those first public breastfeeds and to meet other breastfeeding families. Research has shown us that mother to mother peer support is crucial for breastfeeding. Us mums need each other!
It is also ideal for pregnant mothers to attend to gain breastfeeding information and to begin creating their support network in readiness for post birth.
There is no charge for breastfeeding support offered during this time. Donations can be made at the Cafe in person or via our Ko-Fi account. These donations enable us to hire the space required to run our regular free voluntary Breastfeeding Support Cafe which is available to all families – https://ko-fi.com/nomilklikemamas
The No Milk Like Mama’s team will be on hand to answer questions and offer support as much as we are able within this setting.
Please note that the Breastfeeding Support Cafe is a Peer Support setting and we do our best to offer as much support as possible in this time. If further in-depth support is required then a private consultation is more appropriate.
Whilst we may complete assessment for Tongue Tie/RLF at the Cafe (depending on time and need), we are unable to offer free RLF referrals from the Café, as this involves considerable administrative work in addition to assessment. You will be signposted to your NHS health care providers in the first instance to complete this.
During the Covid19 pandemic support will need to be booked individually in order to attend the Breastfeeding Support Cafe for us to offer this in a safe and Covid secure way. Please complete the following form with a brief description of your concerns and we will come back to you as soon as we can regarding an appointment time.
A couple of doors up from Rowan House in Hethersett is the Social Club with lots of parking and Rowan House have permission to use this space. If you find the Rowan House carpark full, please don’t turn back, but use the Social Club carpark.
A little video of the where the Hethersett Cafe is and what to expect can be found here.
We look forward to meeting you!
To breastfeed you only need your breasts and your baby, but some ‘stuff’ can help! If you have any nursing bras, tops, breastfeeding friendly clothes or equipment you would like to donate, please get in touch! Any donations will be available to mothers who attend the Breastfeeding Support Café.