New café launched in Lowestoft to support breastfeeding mums

ECCH health visitor Claire Jones, student nurse Abigail Markwick, staff nurse Marilyn McGlynn and vo

ECCH health visitor Claire Jones, student nurse Abigail Markwick, staff nurse Marilyn McGlynn and volunteer Judith Goddard at Guntons new breastfeeding support cafe. Picture: Courtesy of ECCH. - Credit: Archant

A new Breastfeeding Support Café has been launched in Lowestoft to provide a place for pregnant women, new mums and their partners to drop in for help and advice or just for a chat.

ECCH staff nurse Marilyn McGlynn and student nurse Abigail Markwick will be offering support to mums

ECCH staff nurse Marilyn McGlynn and student nurse Abigail Markwick will be offering support to mums who want to breastfeed. Picture: Courtesy of ECCH. - Credit: Archant

The café, at Gunton Baptist Church in Hollingsworth Road, will run on alternate Mondays from 1.30pm to 3.30pm offering tea, cakes – and a play area to entertain any older siblings who might want to come along as well.

Launched by health visitors from East Coast Community Healthcare (ECCH), the next café will be held on Monday, September 25.

ECCH health visitor Claire Jones said: 'Our health visiting team is passionate about the benefits of breastfeeding and about helping mums have a positive experience, to be able to gain confidence and enjoy the experience. Through cafés like this we can help mums meet other parents and handle any concerns throughout the early months and years. Sometimes mums and dads just need to get out of the house and chat to people who understand that being a new parent is hard work and can be overwhelming.'

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