Breastfeeding friendly

We’re a breastfeeding friendly organisation since 2016. That means we provide a welcoming, clean and comfortable environment for breastfeeding mums where the public have access to the Council's buildings.

Our Health Improvement Officer works with Nottinghamshire County Council to identify and support local breastfeeding friendly places within the Newark and Sherwood district.

Search for Breastfeeding friendly places in Nottinghamshire on the NHS website, or take a look at the list below for those in our district.

If you’re a mum in Newark and Sherwood who’s had a positive breastfeeding experience in a local business, let us know by emailing with the name of the business, road name and area and we’ll get in touch to invite the business on board.

Do you want your business to be breastfeeding friendly?

We worked with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, Nottinghamshire County Council and all local and district councils to launch breastfeeding friendly accreditation (PDF File, 1,124kb). It encourages businesses and venues within Nottinghamshire to sign up as part of action to provide a more welcoming and positive environment for breastfeeding mothers. Venues taking part display stickers letting people know they are welcome to breastfeed, as well as a certificate.

Many mothers feel that breastfeeding is viewed as socially unacceptable in public, often telling us that fear of breastfeeding in public is a barrier to them either starting or continuing to breastfeed. We want to change this.

If you own a business you can help by:

  • being a welcoming premises for mothers wanting a positive and comfortable environment to feed their child
  • supporting your staff returning from maternity leave
  • registering as a breastfeeding friendly business

To apply, complete the BFF self-assessment form (PDF File, 376kb) and email it to

To find out more about the Breastfeeding Friendly in the Community scheme take a look at this video: 

Breastfeeding friendly places

  • Castle House - Newark and Sherwood District Council reception
  • National Civil War Centre
  • Hawtonville Children's Centre
  • Bridge Children's Centre
  • Sherwood East Children's Centre
  • Sherwood West Children's Centre
  • Ollerton and Boughton Children's Centre
  • Balderton Primary Care Centre
  • Newark Health Centre
  • Newark Sports and Fitness Centre
  • Blidworth Leisure Centre
  • Dukeries Leisure Centre
  • Newark Town Hall NSDC offices
  • Kelham Hall
  • Feeling Peckish
  • Edwinstowe Health Centre
  • Ollerton Health Centre
  • Rainworth Primary Care Centre
  • Blidworth Library
  • Edwinstowe Library
  • Clipstone Library
  • Ollerton Library
  • Little Oaks, Edwinstowe
  • Newfield Dairy Ice Cream Parlour
  • Newark Bus Station
  • Rainworth Surgery
  • Christ Church
  • Costa Coffee (Odeon)
  • Costa Coffee (Newark town centre)
  • Waitrose, Newark
  • Carriages, Newark Castle Station
  • Old Bakery Tearooms, Newark
  • Newark Library
  • Pastability
  • Alfresco Cafe
  • Topiary Tearooms
  • Art and Craft Cafe
  • Teapots and Teacups Tearooms
  • Whitepost Farm
  • Gannets Cafe