A second milk lounge will be opening as early as April in Beeston welcoming all mothers and children after the very first purpose-built breastfeeding cafe opened last year.

The concept is the brainchild of Charlotte Purdie.  It came to her after she became a mother in 2015.

The 23 year old thought of the idea after feeling uncomfortable breastfeeding her first born, Bobby, whilst in public.

“SAFE AND COMFORTABLE SPACE”

CHARLOTTE PURDIE, MILK LOUNGE OWNER AND DIRECTOR

She said: “I couldn’t find anywhere in the high street really that was comfortable, accessible, somewhere to feed him because I wasn’t the most confident person feeding him.”

After sharing her thoughts on social media, she was able to get opinions and support from other mothers which then motivated her to push her idea forward.

Now the young mum is expanding with another branch in Beeston with help  from various charities including Prince’s Trust.

CharlotteCharlotte Purdie, Milk Lounge owner and director

“WE’VE ALL GOT A STORY TO TELL”

CHARLOTTE PURDIE, MILK LOUNGE OWNER AND DIRECTOR

First time mums are provided with breast feeding support and encouraged to be themselves.

She said: “We’re just like a friendly bunch and I think that’s nice because you can come in and if you want to moan that you’re child didn’t sleep properly last night then you can come and moan.”

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The cafe includes a list of facilities making it a comfortable atmosphere for families. This includes changing rooms, space for pushchairs, bottle warming station, activity room for toddler activities with a small toy corner.

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Rebecca Witham, mother of two

“This has been a gap in the market”

rebecca witham, MOTHER OF TWO

Having been self-conscious during her time breastfeeding due to the attention she would get Rebecca expressed her take on the Milk Lounge.

She said: “It’s fabulous how ever you want to feed your baby you can do it no one is going to give you a disapproving look.”

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Rebecca Witham, mother of two

Already there’s a buzz around the opening of the new Milk Lounge set to open sometime in April.

Meanwhile, Charlotte is already making plans for more new cafés around the city.

An international study shows that rates of breastfeeding in the UK are the lowest in the world.

Social pressure on new mothers is a key factor in why the UK has the lowest rate of breastfeeding in the world.

A poll for Public Health England reveals many feel embarrassed to feed their babies in front of strangers and family members