There are so many moms with so many different experiences when it comes to breastfeeding. There are stories of moms who plan to breastfeed for a year or so, but don’t make it past the first week. It can be a lonesome and scary thing even in the hospital, in the middle of the first night with baby who is screaming. Mom is trying to get the proper latch that was shown to her once by the lactation consultant earlier in the day. Then, after leaving the hospital, what next!? It isn’t quite as easy to get the help you may need when navigating breastfeeding.

Luckily, there are resources that can help. One that we have found to be so amazing is called Baby Café. The organization, Baby Café USA is a non-profit organization with FREE resources for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

What Does Baby Cafè Offer?

  • Support from specifically-trained staff
  • Opportunities to share experiences and make friends
  • Refreshments, comfortable seating, and open-forum discussions

According to research done by Baby Café USA, 80% of women start breastfeeding, but 60% of those women do not reach their breastfeeding goals. If you have had trouble, clearly you are not alone!

What Kind of Support Does Baby Cafés Offer?

  • Breastfeeding's impact on daily life
  • Prenatal
  • Weaning
  • Assistance with pumping and maintaining supply if moms return to work outside the home

Amazingly, health professionals run these cafes, board-certified lactation consultants (IBCLCs), midwives, nurses and other qualified and accredited breastfeeding counselors which means you will be in good hands!

They are available in different locations such as church halls, community rooms, WIC clinics and hospitals and are usually open at least one day a week. Find a Baby Café near you!

Information provided in blogs should not be used as a substitute for medical care or consultation.
Janel Littlejohn

About the Author

Hi! My name is Janel Littlejohn, I'm 29 years old, and I grew up in Sharpsville, Indiana. Prior to Aeroflow, I have worked in higher education as an adjunct professor, assistant athletic director and women's basketball coach. I married my husband, Corey in September 2016 and we welcomed our first baby into the world in September 2017! His name is Winnfield Thomas (Winn) and I am loving being a new mom!