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Breastfeeding cafe celebrates tenth birthday

A breastfeeding café celebrated its tenth birthday this week with a tea party.

On Thursday the safe haven in Peckham Library had been providing a private pop-up space for mums and babies to both have a drink for a decade.

Health visitors and community midwives from Guy’s and St Thomas’ are also on hand to offer new mothers breastfeeding advice at all the five breastfeeding cafes across the borough.

Regular customer, Madeline Eaton of Camberwell, took her two tongue-tied children to the pop-up café and said: “Without the support of this café I would not have managed to breastfeed either of my children.”

Clarissa Georgestone, Guy’s and St Thomas’ breastfeeding coordinator, who helped launch the cafes said: “I am really proud to have been involved in this from the beginning and delighted to be celebrating ten years of success today.

“For some people breastfeeding can be difficult so we wanted to create a welcoming space where there is no shame in not getting it right first time – many mums don’t and we want to help.”

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