The Big Breastfeeding Café is Back for its 8th Year, in Person!

The national initiative which celebrates breastfeeding will take place on the 12th May and returns with the same clear intentions, to bring together thousands of mums yet again, from all across the country, to honour all things breastfeeding and shout about breastmilk in all its glory!

Run by global breastfeeding brand, Medela, this year the campaign is going back to its roots, taking place in mum’s homes, village halls and breastfeeding groups across the UK. Seeing the return of the ‘in person’ element after the uncertainty of the last few years, the café has never been easier to join. Mums can simply get together with a breastfeeding buddy (or two, or ten!) on the day over a cuppa, a slice of cake and good conversation.

Evolving with the times, the initiative will also retain its virtual activity this year, to ensure even more mums are involved and all boundaries broken – sharing advice, positivity and building communities of fellow mums. In fact, the live activity will be as vibrant as ever, with engaging live content planned from morning till night on the 12th May. From Pilates stretches, to real life mum stories, expert advice and a globally recognised breastfeeding researcher – it is set to be a truly special day for all mums.

Breastmilk is a magical thing – full of millions of live cells, antibodies and with an ability to constantly adapt to meet baby’s needs, it’s called liquid gold for a reason! Breastmilk (and the mama’s making it!) is something to be celebrated for sure! 

Talking about The Big Breastfeeding Café 2022, Charlotte Price, Medela UK’s Marketing Manager commented:

‘We are so pleased to see the return of the Big Breastfeeding Café. Over its 8 years so far, we know the event has supported thousands of women and really given them a day to celebrate their achievements so far in their breastfeeding/expressing journeys. Our main aim is to give all the breastfeeding and expressing mamas (and mamas to be!) a giant high five, so it will certainly be a wonderful national event once again!’

To host a café, mums can simply pop an email to to register their interest and receive full details for the day.

About The Big Breastfeeding Café

The concept was born when Medela decided to take its popular social media Breastfeeding Cafe on the road. Inspired by a survey completed by 14,000 parents, it was found that 50% of mums believed the most helpful breastfeeding advice and support they received came from local breastfeeding support groups. Along with and family and friends, these ranked significantly higher than all other channels including midwives and GPs, parenting books and websites.

About Medela

Medela have been supporting breastfeeding mothers for over 50 years, and thanks to their extensive research into the science of breastfeeding their breast pumps are trusted and loved by parents, celebrities and healthcare professionals across the globe. Their breast pumps have won countless awards, including a Which? Best Buy and are found in 75% of UK hospitals.