Scouse blogger Alishia Thomas of Oh Me Oh Mama says St Johns Shopping Centre is one of the friendliest spots for breastfeeding

A prolific Liverpool mummy blogger has offered her top tips on breastfeeding in public at the start of World Breastfeeding Week. Mum-of-one Alishia Thomas, of Oh Me Oh Mama, created a fantastic Vlog with her top breastfeeding tips.

The vlog offers advice and tips on increasing milk supply as well as an insight into her celebrity cult following and information on where to feed babies in the centre.

“Oh Me Oh Mama came about after the birth of my little girl Noa, who is now just two and a half after I struggled so much with breastfeeding,” said Alishia.

“There is a lot of pressure on women to breastfeed but what they don’t tell you is how much its actually going to hurt and how tough it is both mentally and physically for a woman – breastfeeding certainly isn’t for everyone!”

“Breastfeeding is a wonderful experience for both mum and baby when it is right, but the stigma of breastfeeding in public still remains, so to add to the pressure of doing it, comes stress about where you can and can’t feed in public and it’s a hassle that new mums definitely don’t need!

“Luckily for women in the city, St Johns Shopping Centre is supportive, because they understand when baby needs feeding, they need feeding regardless of where you are!”

We’re happy to say that we have a dedicated baby changing room accessible during opening times seven days a week – so don’t worry about bringing your little one along with you when you’re shopping!

Centre manager Robert Bradley said: “Our security team are always on hand to offer a chair for mothers wanting to feed in comfort and privacy in the centre and we would actively encourage mums to use the facility if they are in town and need to make a baby feed pit-stop.

“With all the beautiful baby boutiques like Baby Melanie, Bunnies Babywear and Frocks, a great family friendly food court and of course the likes of Argos and Wilkos for all those family essentials, we know that thousands of mums love the centre and it’s weeks like this where we can show them some support.”