Free breastfeeding support will be available every week for new and expecting moms
Breastfeeding is natural, however it doesn’t always come naturally for many new moms. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 89 percent of new moms in Colorado initiate breastfeeding, yet only 27 percent are exclusively breastfeeding when their baby is just six months old.
Baby Café provides all pregnant and breastfeeding mothers a friendly and comfortable environment to learn more about breastfeeding. In the Baby Café, mothers drop by to relax, share tips and techniques, and socialize with other moms and receive free professional breastfeeding support from an international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) and get questions answered.
This free service is a significant initiative to assist moms with reaching their breastfeeding goals while building a network of caring support.
Baby Café at the JCC Denver will be open every Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. at 350 S. Dahlia Street in Denver. Moms, and dads too, can relax with refreshments; share experiences, tips and techniques; and socialize with others in a child-friendly comfortable space. Everything will be free including weight checks for babies.
ABOUT MOTHERS’ MILK BANK BABY CAFÉ
Mothers’ Milk Bank was the first milk bank in the nation to open a Baby Café. Baby Café USA is a national network of free breastfeeding drop-ins, combining breastfeeding information with a relaxed, informal environment where moms can chat and learn about breastfeeding from skilled practitioners and each other. There are currently more than 160 Baby Cafés in the United States. Mothers’ Milk Bank Baby Café at the Jewish Community Center is the third to open in Colorado. Baby Café is also hosted every week at Mothers’ Milk Bank (Fridays, 11am -1pm) and Hygge Birth Center (Tuesdays, 1-3pm).