“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.
The Guildhall shopping center are just amazing! Nikki the centre manager has give us a feeding and changing room! I LOVE her!
The room is warm and cosy, and it just right to take a break, feed and change your baby before you head back out to the shops.
The garden area has a water station and just enough space to run about, eat your picnic and stretch those little legs.
Head up in the lift to above Primark and you really can’t miss it.
It’s under surveillance by the center security and cleaning teams so you should find it clean and safe. Please message me if it’s not up to scratch.
Art Gallery & Venue with super comfy sofas, friendly helpful staff, and loads of pushchair room.
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)
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.
Cheap cuppa, great grub and comfy sofas, support a local charity and people getting back into work. They do a mean cup of tea and slab of cake, we love to go there, its Community at it’s finest.
If you’ve not found Jelly yet you really should go and check it out!
It’s a charity shop just for children, there is a ridiculous amount of clothing and gear for your little one, from pregnancy to 12!
Rhiannon the manager is one of my nappy mums, and has provided you a sofa or two to come and chill out in. I LOVE her. Go and say hello, I defy you to leave without a bargain in your bag.
All funds to to Exeter Community Initiatives
I know there is always a sofa to sit on in Ikea …. but there is also a private feeding corner in the cafe. It’s leafy and cosy and has the best view! Get a cuppa, wheel it over and chill out.
One of our Breastfeeding Peer Supporters Natasha works in the cafe, say ‘hi’ to her if you’re there. She will look out for you too.
Over in the far corner by the underwear and homewares there is a comfy corner seating area, it’s pretty well hidden and you can make yourself at home there. Staff are too busy to stop and say hello but it’s great if you just want to hide! (Upstairs in the Guildhall Garden is better tho!)
Bring your phone charger to charge your phone in the handy plugs too! Nice one Primarni