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Restaurants, Cafes & Mamajas in Support of #WBW World Breastfeeding Week! BF Moms Dining Promo alert!

25 Jul , 2014  

#MamajasWBW #WBW #WorldBreastfeedingWeek #ExpressYourself #latchon #freethenipple #breastfeeding #NIP #normalize breastfeeding

UPDATED 29 JULY 2014

Dear PARENTS, I have VERY EXCITING NEWS to share, especially for BREASTFEEDING MOMS! The first week of August (1st – 7th August) is World breastfeeding week and Jashuat has started an initiative to CELEBRATE this week for all of us BREASTFEEDING MOMMIES with some PROMOTIONS lined up at participating restocafes. ESPECIALLY for us MOMS!

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Flash this pic at participating restocafes (except Petit Bowl, they have their own codes!) to enjoy the dining promotions for breastfeeding mamas!

As some of you may know, one of the causes I am passionate about is breastfeeding, and I regularly share interesting articles on bf and my own bf experiences on my blogsite and fb page. After being inspired by an article I read and shared on my fb pg, where a British café offered a safe haven to bf moms to bf their child, I spontaneously decided that I NEEDED to do something for the breastfeeding cause and my fellow bf brethren. And what better time than World Breastfeeding Week?

And thus, on a mad, passionate whim, I crafted a note and reached out to well over 20 cafes and restaurants via fb and emails on 18 July, asking them to participate in my proposal for a “Dining Initiative to celebrate International Breastfeeding Week”.

GUESS WHAT? Though a number of restocafes declined, some due to the tight timeline, a few have responded positively. YAYYYYY!!! It makes me very happy to know that some of these restocafes are supportive of such a social cause, especially when I have known some mothers to be chased from certain establishments while breastfeeding their hungry, cranky bubs!

So all parents, whether you are breastfeeding or not, well, especially if you’re breastfeeding, do show some support to these restocafes that I will be listing below during the week of 1st – 7th August, where the following promotions will be run. It will be a great place for bf moms to relax at a restaurant/café where you will know WITH ABSOLUTE CERTAINTY that you can bf in peace with kindness and support from the staff, without being chased out or looked upon with the evil, scathing eye!

Daddies, please don’t think you have no part to play in a mom’s breastfeeding journey. YOU are absolutely crucial, and your support will help your wife in trying to give her best for your kid(s), so please take your wife out to such an establishment to honour her during this SPECIAL WEEK (and preferably not just the first week of August please!)

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Flash this pic at participating restocafes (except Petit Bowl, they have their own codes!) to enjoy the dining promotions for breastfeeding mamas!

PLEASE CHECK BACK TO THIS PAGE as I will be updating this article with new restocafes that reply favourably to join this cause! And PLEASE, PLEASE PLEASE SHARE THIS POST WITH ALL BREASTFEEDING MOMS and PARENTS that you know.  It’s their week to be appreciated for doing what they can, and what they believe to be best for bubs!

May I present the awesome participating restocafes below:

treelizard
Café/Restaurant Name:
Tree Lizard
Kid Menu: Yes
High Chairs: Yes
Change Tables: Nope
Promotions for Breastfeeding Mothers (1st – 7th Aug 2014):
***Offer 1***
20% off the bill for ala carte orders
***Offer 2*** If no orders, Tree Lizard will give a free dessert to the bf mama
*Quote Mamajas World Breastfeeding Week to the staff to alert them or flash either one of the two pics (right at the top of this article!)
Address: Blk 25 Dempsey Road B1-01, Singapore.249670
Nearest MRT: Orchard MRT
Website/FB:http://www.treelizard.com.sg/ or  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tree-Lizard/214741842028641
Reserve Now @: +65 68343969 or 97379937
MAMAJAS says: Wow, free dessert for the bf mama even if you aren’t dining in! What a fabulous, supportive restaurant in such a chill location. Great for that ladies getogether or a family day out!

 

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Café/Restaurant Name:
 La Barca Ristorante & Wine Bar
Kid Menu: Yes
High Chairs: Yes
Change Tables: Yes
Promotion for Breastfeeding Mothers: |
***Offer 1*** Complimentary coffee or tea with purchase of pasta, soup, pizza, or main course for the bf mom.
***Offer 2*** Kids’ Playroom will be specially opened during Breastfeeding week for parent’s use (the restaurant usually only opens it on weekends during their brunch service).
***Offer 3*** $10 voucher redeemable on the next visit
*Quote Mamajas World Breastfeeding Week to the staff to alert them or flash either one of the two pics (right at the top of this article!)
Address (of participating eateries/outlets): 90 Goodman Road, Block C, Goodman Arts Centre, S439053
Nearest MRT: Mountbatten MRT (Circle Line) or Aljunied MRT (EW Line)
Website/FB:http://labarca-sg.com/
Reserve Now @:http://labarca-sg.com/make-a-reservation/
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m (Check their website for specific lunch/brunch/dinner timings!)
MAMAJAS says: La Barca runs their set lunch ($38++ for 3 courses) offer and also a 1-for-1 pasta dining deal on weekdays! Perfect for that ladies tete a tete! If you have a breastfeeding mums group or parenting group, they can look at supporting this in some small way as well!  Mmm, I’m in the mood for Italiano…

 

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Café/Restaurant Name: PetitBowl
Babies/Kids Menu: Yes
High Chairs: Yes
Change Tables: Yes
Promotions for Breastfeeding Mothers:
***Offer 1***$5 voucher for minimum of $25 purchase, quote promotion code: BFM, only applicable via in store purchase, email(eshop@petitbowl.com) and online(free meal worth $5 will be given when “BFM” quote is named in REMARKS field)
****Offer 2*** Conduct Sampling Session at 11am during Breastfeeding Week for a maximum of 5 babies per session (except for 2nd & 3rd Aug). Cost will be according to what individual parents order (generally advised about 1-2 meals per parent).  Parents will usually share their orders with other parents and children (more variety). You will have to email Petit Bowl at events@petitbowl.com to reserve slots and place your orders beforehand. Full menu can be found at www.store.petitbowl.com.
Address: 46 Siglap drive, Singapore 456171 (Frankel Estate)
Nearest MRT: Kembangan MRT (EW Line)
Website/FB:http://www.petitbowl.com/
Reserve Now @:events@petitbowl.com.
Opening Hours: Daily, 10am – 6pm
MAMAJAS says: A little outfit for babies, how wonderful! Even if you don’t head down to the restaurant, make use of this promotion for us breastfeeding mamas for weaning babies if your bubs is 6mo and above!

 

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Café/Restaurant Name: District 10 Bar & Restaurant
Babies/Kids Menu: Yes
High Chairs: Yes
Change Tables: No
Promotions for Breastfeeding Mothers:
***Offer 1***$10 return voucher for the breastfeeding mother
Address of participating outlet 1: 81 Clemenceau Avenue #01-15/16/17 UE Square Shopping Mall S239917
Address of participating outlet 2: 1 Vista Exchange Green The Star Vista #01-42/K3 S138617 (beside taxi stand)
Website/FB: http://district10.com.sg/
MAMAJAS says: A place to chill, dine and relax… what are you waiting for?

 

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Café/Restaurant Name:
 Food for Thought
(outlets at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, National Museum of Singapore, 8Q at Singapore Art Museum)
Kid Menu: Available
High Chairs: Available
Change Tables: Available nearby within the premises of Singapore Botanic Gardens, National Museum of Singapore, 8Q at Singapore Art Museum themselves.
Promotions for Breastfeeding Mothers:
***Offer 1***A cranberry raisin scone and a cup of caffeine-free tea (Pure Lemongrass or Honeybush Chamomile Rooibos) on the house for any breastfeeding mom spotted at our outlets from 1-7 August
*Quote Mamajas World Breastfeeding Week to the staff to alert them or flash either one of the two pics (right at the top of this article, also available on www.facebook.com/jashuatbaby)
Website/FB: http://www.foodforthought.com.sg/ or https://www.facebook.com/FFTsg
Address of participating outlet 1: FFT@Singapore Botanic Gardens
1 Cluny Road,Tanglin Gate, #B1-00, S259569
(entrance nearest Gleneagles Hospital)
For event & group reservations, email eat@foodforthought.com.sg

Address of participating outlet 2: FFT@National Museum of Singapore
93 Stamford Road #01-04/05, S178897
For event & group reservations, email together@foodforthought.com.sg

Address of participating outlet 3: FFT@8Q at Singapore Art Museum
8 Queen Street, S188535
For event & group reservations, email omnomnom@foodforthought.com.sg 
MAMAJAS says: Thoughtful little gestures like a caffeine free tea for the bf mom is really fabulous. Definitely a go-to place in an awesome location!

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Other BF Supportive restocafes

Café/Restaurant Name: The French Ladle
****** The French Ladle is a small, cozy restaurant that is supportive of #WBW but as they currently only open for dinners and it is a small outfit, they are unable to offer any special deals for mamas during this week. However, if there is a group of you (say 10 or more) who would like to dine at The French Ladle say, on a Friday Lunchtime, do drop www.facebook.com/jashuatbaby a note to let me know, and I can liaise with the lovely boss from The French Ladle to see if the restaurant can specially open up during the afternoon just for you breastfeeding mamas/parents out there! If you are interested, please let me know at least 5 days in advance (which is not much time at all, I know!)
Website: https://www.facebook.com/TheFrenchLadle
Address: 2 Pandan Valley, 597626
Nearest MRT: Buona Vista/Clementi

Café/Restaurant Name: Rabbit Carrot Gun
****** Rabbit Carrot Gun is supportive of #WBW but as they don’t typically offer deals, they are unable to offer any special deals for mamas during this week. However, they are supportive of all bf mamas so bf away in RCG without any worries! During #WBW, they will also set up a change table in the restaurant so babies can be clean and comfy. Yay!
Website: http://rabbit-carrot-gun.com
Address: 49 East Coast Road, Singapore 428768

Please check back to this post www.jashuat.com or LIKE www.facebook.com/jashuatbaby to be updated on the restocafes joining the #MamajasWBW initiative! Please SHARE this with your fellow breastfeeding friends, it’s time we take a break in a restaurant/cafe without feeling judged or harried! More cafes will be supporting this initiative so remember to check back! DADDIES, NO EXCUSES NOT TO TAKE YOUR WIVES and KIDS OUT OK!

If you do take pics at the restaurant, do hashtag #mamajaswbw, I would love to see the world of breastfeeding be opened up to Singapore! It’s time we bf mamas unite to spread the word about #NIP (with or without nursing covers) until it becomes the norm!

Also, watch this space. There will be a nursing cover giveaway to a mommy reader in an upcoming post soon!

if you like this article and would like to be kept updated on my other posts, as well as other interesting and useful parenting articles and information to engage your babies, do follow/like me at www.facebook.com/jashuatbaby or click on the Facebook icon on this website!  I’m a little crazy, a little passionate mama who’s into what I call natural parenting (attachment parenting) so follow me on my crazy journey. Things are never gonna be normal again!

KEEP CALM & KEEP BREASTFEEDING. Happy #WBW!
Mamajas

UPDATED 29 JULY 2014: Offer #3 from La Barca and new participating outlets (District 10)

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9 Responses

  1. Karen abts says:

    Wow impressive effort jas! Thank you for initiating this! And am surprised with the feedback, it is very encouraging!
    I am part of a meetup group of mums and would like to share this with them – hope it’s ok that i organise a lunch or brunch or something at one or more of the establishments!

    • projectjasmine says:

      Hi Karen

      Sounds great! Yep, I think you’re interested in La Barca yeah? Just make a reservation earlier, and it’d be best to let them know that it’s for the #mamajaswbw so they can lock in the promo 🙂

  2. […] out blogger mom Jasmine’s post for more information, terms and conditions, and how to redeem. The offer is available for […]

  3. I am so glad I found someone who is doing something for the Breastfeeding Week. I am an online retailer selling Nursing Bras. I have given out “World Breastfeeding Week” logo lapel pin to all my customers to wear during 1 – 7 august. I will definitely support you! I will announce on my Facebook page and my shop and to all my customers to visit all these cafes! This is a brilliant idea. What I am hoping is that my customers will visit these places wearing the pin!

    Breastmilk is the BEST!

    • projectjasmine says:

      Hi Marssella
      So good to know of a fellow mom who’s passionate about bf! Yay to #wbw and hopefully, acceptance of all moms who nurse in public, be it with or without a nursing cover! Thank you for the support too! These cafes and restaurants are indeed very lovely and supportive!
      Jas

      • Hi Jas! Actually, i would like to know whether breastfeeding in public without nursing cover, is not an offence (by law)?

        • projectjasmine says:

          Hi Marssella

          According to Singapore Police, “it is not an offence to breastfeed in public, if the woman is decently clad and she does not expose her breast more than what is necessary to breastfeed her child.”

          So nope, not an offence. Can’t be an offence cuz some babies just hate nursing covers! It’s more of social norms and what some Singaporeans are comfy with, us being an Asian society and all. But i believe that you can look away if you’re uncomfy but my bubs can’t wait if he’s hungry (and he’ll let you know… loudly!)

  4. Deborah says:

    Hi Jasmine,

    Thank you for this initiative! Am going to have lunch with three other buddy mummies and their babies at FFT later – it’s gonna be a riot hee hee! Just an update, I was told FFT (@SAM) doesn’t take reservations between 12 – 3pm. Perhaps can let the other mummies know? Thanks again!

    =),
    Deb

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