Mums in Stroud and Dursley will take part in a nationwide initiative to inspire, empower and support breastfeeding mums.

Next month, thousands of mum across the country will take part in The Big Breastfeeding Café.

Led by breastfeeding brand Medela, over 200 mini events will take place on May 1, to celebrate everyone’s personal breastfeeding experience – whatever it looks like.

Now in its 4th year, the initiative will be hosted by mums in their own homes and independent coffee shops as well as national chain Coffee#1, who will hold the events in each of its 91 outlets.

Bringing parents together, the cafes provide a space for mums to share their experiences of breastfeeding, challenges, rewards and first-hand advice over a cup of tea and most importantly, a slice of cake.

Dads are welcome to come along too.

Sioned Hilton, Medela UK’s education manager said: “The age-old phrase of ‘mum knows best’ rings true.

“We are finding time and time again that, personal advice from mums who have breastfed themselves, is invaluable.

"We know that breastfeeding can be challenging, but we also know that a problem shared, is often a problem halved.

"Ensuring that all breastfeeding mums have a reassuring and supportive network is vital.”

The annual event has garnered a host of celebrity support from high profile mums including Giovanna Fletcher, Helen Skelton, Georgia Jones, Izzy Judd, Jessica Cunningham, Zoe Hardman and many more.

As well as Stroud and Dursley, it was also take place in Cirencester, Tewkesbury, Gloucester, Trowbridge, Cheltenham and Malmesbury.

Speaking about being involved, a spokesperson from Coffee#1’s said: “Coffee#1 are delighted to be supporting the Big Breastfeeding Café 2019.

"We strive to create an inviting, inclusive space for everyone in the community and welcoming breastfeeding mothers every day is part of that.

"We’re really looking forward to the occasion.”