BREASTFEEDING mums will get together at more than 200 events across the country - including in Somerset.

On May 1 ,thousands of mums will take part in The Big Breastfeeding Café, which aims to connect thousands of Mums via a network of mini events taking place on the same day.

Now in its fourth year, the initiative led by breastfeeding brand Medela, will see nine Somerset cafes - including in Clevedon, Wells, Taunton, Wellington, Bridgwater, Yeovil, Weston-Super-Mare, Bath and Frome - take part.

National chain Coffee#1 will also take part, with events being held in each of its 91 outlets.

Speaking about being involved, a spokesperson from Coffee#1, 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.”

Sioned Hilton, Medela UK's education manager, added: "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.