Celebrations to mark Market Rasen baby cafe’s birthday

From left:  Christina Starling with Arthur Starling, community nursery nurse Lauren Mason, Anouska Peckett with Roman Peckett, health visitor Wendy Ayres, Caroline Bertie with Holly Bertie-Smith, and Natalie Anderton with Alyssa Cooper
From left: Christina Starling with Arthur Starling, community nursery nurse Lauren Mason, Anouska Peckett with Roman Peckett, health visitor Wendy Ayres, Caroline Bertie with Holly Bertie-Smith, and Natalie Anderton with Alyssa Cooper

Mums and babies from across the Market Rasen area have been helping to celebrate the Wold’s Baby Café’s second birthday.

Visitors to the baby café, at Market Rasen Children’s Centre in Kilnwell Road, had a slice of cake as the group marked its second year.

Almost 140 families have joined in sessions since the baby café was launched to give help and support to breastfeeding mums, from both skilled health professionals and other mums in a friendly café-style environment.

The free drop-in sessions are run by the local health visiting team from Lincolnshire Community Health Service NHS Trust (LCHS), in partnership with Lincolnshire County Council.

LCHS health visiting development lead Liz Hillman said: “We had a wonderful time celebrating the baby café’s second birthday.

“It’s lovely to see the sessions are still going from strength-to-strength and feedback from families who visit has been very positive.

One mother at the group said: “Being a mother in this rural area is very isolating. The networking here is amazing.”

The group meets on Thursdays from 10am to 11.30am.