More than 1200 new mums were guided and encouraged to breastfeed by Glasgow's Baby Cafes in the past five years. 

There are three Baby Cafes in the greater Glasgow area which offer local mothers support in breastfeeding their babies. 

Figures from the National Childbirth Trust (NCT) were released as the cafes celebrate their fifth anniversary.

They showed that the Govanhill Baby cafe on Daisy Street helped the most mums, helping over 600 women in the time span. 

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The Barrhead Baby Cafe helped 258 new mothers and the Kirkintilloch location helped 341. 

Many women start breastfeeding but stop early due to lack of support and information, but research shows that 80% of women who stopped breastfeeding in the first few weeks would have liked to continue. 

Glasgow's Baby Cafes will be celebrating their fifth anniversary in December and are inviting local mums and their children to attend.

Donna McSwiggan, Scottish Breastfeeding programme manager for the NCT, said: "We’re delighted to have helped so many new mums in Glasgow to breastfeed.

"We set up Baby Cafes in areas where breastfeeding rates were low and these results have shown our peer supporters have had a significant impact.

“For those who can’t attend our Baby Cafes, there is lots of information on the NCT website about breastfeeding and formula feeding, and a support line to help new parents with feeding.”

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Glasgow's Baby Cafes are commissioned by the Scottish Government and are run in partnership with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. 

Celebrations of the Baby Cafes fifth anniversary will take place in each cafe. 

Kirkintilloch Baby Cafe is inviting families to its premises on December 2 from 10am and the Govanhill Baby Cafe will mark the occasion the following day on December 3 from 11am. 

The Barrhead Baby Cafe will hold its own celebrations on Thursday, December 12 from 2pm.