Mother-to-mother support is the most important factor in breastfeeding exclusivity and duration--how much and how long--babies breastfeed. The Breastfeeding Café is a small, local community that aims to provide friendship, breastfeeding support and education.
This group is for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and babies looking to make new friends, and deepen their breastfeeding knowledge in a safe and supportive breastfeeding community. Meetings are moderated by Donna Bruschi, IBCLC.
Join like-minded people to talk about babies, breastfeeding, feeding and mothering. A meeting generally goes like this:
- Welcome with coffee, tea, fruit, and other snacks
- Introductions and "ice breaker"
- Discussion topic
- Sharing time for questions, challenges, and celebrations
- Free time for conversations
We meet on Tuesday mornings from 10:00 - 12:00.
Our meeting space is in Highland, NY. The space is cleaned frequently and we use HEPA air filtration. Adults must wear masks.
Frequently asked questions:
My baby bottle feeds, am I welcome?
Yes, you are welcome. Breastfeeding works differently for every family and sometimes, breastfeeding isn't possible at all. Often when breastfeeding does not go as planned, you are left wondering why it didn't work out. This group provides answers and healing. This group can be the first step in re-lactation, or successfully breastfeeding your next baby.
Do I have to talk?
You don't have to talk--you are welcome to sit back and observe.
Can I bring my own food?
You are welcome to bring your own food and drinks.
My family is "non-traditional." Will I feel comfortable?
Yes, The Breastfeeding Café is for all types of families.
What about COVID--Is this safe for my baby?
It's as safe as we can make it.
- People with symptoms must stay home.
- Adults must wear masks.
- We have HEPA air filtration.
Can I just drop in?
No, space is limited and you must reserve your spot.
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