“I breastfed both my girls. My first public breastfeeding outing was in a greasy spoon cafe on Exmouth sea front, I was totally petrified, I basically had a scarf over my head and my back to the room. I was so scared someone would ‘see’!! Now I know how easy it is to feed anywhere, but I’ll never forget the nervousness I first felt.”
Here are my suggestions for where to feed your baby in Exeter. Is there anywhere you like to feed? Drop us a line.
Ok so you cant get a buggy up the stairs….but if you are having a sling day out, Boston Tea Party is fab for feeding, there are sofas and the room is big enough for people not to notice (Staff will bring food to you and if you ask nicely coffee too)
Art Gallery & Venue with super comfy sofas, friendly helpful staff, and loads of pushchair room.
There is a family room with a padded bench, it’s warm and comfy with plenty of pushchair room.
Ok so the family room is small, often smelly but it’s there if you need it.
Breastfeeding Peer supporters were involved in the set up of the cafe in the museum, staff are aware of breastfeeding mothers and have been made aware of what our needs may be. I’ve never actually fed in there but plenty of people have and say it’s great.
Our biggest success at the museum happened when the National Portrait Award Winner came to visit – ‘Breech’ the picture, is of a tired mum nursing her child have a look here…. we all celebrated this with a ‘nurse-in’ it was super and the Museum welcomed us with open arms.