Just want to vent my frustration, I am really disappointed by the decline in decent feeding rooms for mums. When I had my first 11 years ago there where several decent feeding rooms in the local town. I had twins 3 weeks ago and I can't believe the lack of facilities. There is one place in my local town which has a plastic chair next to the nappy bin . With dd1 and dd2 I would just sit in a cafe, but with the twins its difficult to feed both in a cafe as I feed them in the rugby ball hold. So not very discrete. I'm sure it must put lots of new mums of breast feeding.
Also last winge I promise I'm sick of negative comments about feeding 2, mainly from the older generation, but also from a hv today ' saying oh you'll have to bring them to be weighed weekly and top them up if they have problems gaining!' They are both doing really well and gaining well with hundreds of pooey nappies ! and comments like this so negative.
Ok moan over, really made me think I want to campain for better breast feeding facilities
yes agree supermarkets also rubbish, thanks urbandryad, just found out about the breast feeding picnics one near me on monday, so will attend and have a moan with other mums never thought of the library, may give that a go thanks.
Apart from a few places, they are horrid. But I'd find some places that are friendly with sofas, and cultivate them. Where I used to live, the Costa would chuck people off the sofas for a breastfeeding mum, and bring you free refills whilst you were feeding.
Your boys (in fact all your children) are beautiful - no one could be offended by them having a meal
Largeglassofred We met you today at the breastfeeding picnic and thought you were brilliant! All those DC and amazing tandem feeding skills! I've got a great photo of you, if you want it? I think you can CAT me or email me at: stroudrose "at" yahoo.co.uk
Re baby friendly facilities I would agree that both Gloucester and Cheltenham are rubbish, but Stroud is pretty good. I have fed in the library like UrbanDryad said, also in the children's book department of Cheltenham WHsmith.
Thanks pookamoo it was lovely meeting you today, the first time i've ever a mumsnetter in the flesh Would love the photo, will email you, thanks. Will be checking out the library this week, and hoping the growth spurt slows down soon .