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Table 1 Characteristics of each Baby Café site

From: UK women’s experiences of breastfeeding and additional breastfeeding support: a qualitative study of Baby Café services

  Site 1 Site 2 Site 3 Site 4 Site 5 Site 6 Site 7 Site 8
Location Nothern England Northern England Northern England Inner London Inner London Outer London Outer London SE England
Venue Children's centre Private sector Children's centre Health centre Community centre Children's centre Children's centre Community centre
Facilitator Midwife Midwife IBCLC Breastfeeding counsellor IBCLC Health visitor Breastfeeding counsellor IBCLC Breastfeeding counsellor IBCLC Health visitor IBCLC Breastfeeding counsellor
Length of time Baby Café open 9 years 11 years 10 years 3 years 3 years 2 years 8 years 3 years
Length of weekly session 2 h 3 h 2 h 2 h 2 h 1.5 h 2 h 2 h
Number of women using the service during 2014 148 442 119 96 276 87 174 142