52 restaurants and cafes you can breastfeed or pump openly in Singapore

If you've ever met with strange stares or disapproving looks while breastfeeding your baby in public, there is a campaign that aims to improve public acceptance of nursing mums.

In Singapore, breastfeeding your child in public is generally met with nonchalance if you do it under a nursing cover and in a corner with little foot traffic. And with nursing rooms available in almost every shopping mall, letting your baby fill his tummy while out and about may not seem that difficult after all.

But if you have problems with being closeted in a handicapped toilet or if you have a child who refuses to be covered while nursing, Breast-feeding Friends (BFF) Singapore has launched a campaign to educate the public about breastfeeding.

BFF approached local establishments like cafes and restaurants to pledge to their cause to welcome mothers to nurse their babies openly at their premises. So far, over 50 places have joined BFF and they include:

  • Bar Bar Black Sheep (Holland Village, Cluny Court, Tanjong Katong, Cluny Court & Robertson Quay)
  • Tea Party (Sixth Avenue &Biopolis)
  • La Pastificio
  • Wimbly Lu
  • Afterwit
  • Working Title Cafe
  • The Coffee Cart
  • Treehouse Cafe
  • Gourmet Plus Gastro Bar
  • Monochrome Bistro
  • 8 Korean
  • Froth
  • Churn Creamery
  • Luxe Sydney
  • Red Baron
  • Artistry
  • Burp Kitchen & Bar
  • The Cravings Cafe
  • The Daily Press
  • Cool De Sac
  • Backstage Cafe
  • Yellow Cup Coffee (Havelock & AXA Tower)
  • Tree Lizard
  • Epicurious
  • Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro (Arab street, One KM & Millenia Walk)
  • Tolido's Espresso Nook
  • The Public House
  • Standing Sushi Bar (Singapore Art Museum, Income @ Raffles & Marina Bay Link Mall)
  • Scoopz
  • Ice Cream Frenzy
  • Rabbit Owl Depot
  • Smor
  • The Hangar
  • The Hideout
  • La Barca Ristorante
  • Plain Vanilla
  • Absolute Acai
  • Jab Coffee
  • Charcoal Thai
  • YOLO
  • Wimi Ice Cream
  • Dose! Cafe

Some of them have even gone as far as to offer special perks and discounts for nursing and pumping mums.

The BFF website (www.breastfeedingfriends.sg) also list amenities like whether or not the establishment is stroller-friendly, has hot water facilities and Wi-Fi among others. Reviews from other mums also give you a good idea of what you can expect at these cafes and restaurants, so you have more information on the places before trying them out.

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