Free Mom & Baby Group

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Come and meet other women who are breastfeeding their babies! This free drop-in group focuses on supporting breastfeeding mothers. We provide a space for mothers to come and be with their babies and meet other breastfeeding mothers. Have a cup of tea, relax, and chat with others about what’s on your mind. Support staff is available to answer any breastfeeding questions with accurate, up-to-date information. Moms and babies can come for as many weeks as they need.  One caveat:  This is not a place to solve big breastfeeding problems.  If you are having a lot of breastfeeding issues, your situation may warrant an individual breastfeeding consult.

Join us Fridays from 10:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
and for our new group, 4th Monday of the month from 5:30-7:00 PM
at 722 Brooks St. Ann Arbor, MI 48103 (view map).
No charge; pre-registration is not required; just come!

Winter weather is coming! We will NOT have Cafe if the
Ann Arbor Public Schools are closed due to bad weather! Keep this in mind!

Oops! Snow day today so no new Cafe Monday, January 28th!
Rescheduled to Monday, February 4th this month!
We are pleased to announce an additional Breastfeeding Cafe on Monday evenings! |
We’ll start with once monthly, on the last Monday of the month (Jan 28, Feb 25, Mar 25).
Come and go anytime between 5:30-8pm.
Then we’ll assess how things are going, and ideally increase to the 2nd and 4th Mondays each month.
These will be in addition to the weekly Friday morning cafes that we’ll continue to host at the center as well.
And just like Fridays, this time is free, no pre-registration or individual consult required, just come when you can!
And tell your friends!

We’ve know from lots of moms that going back to work and breastfeeding is a whole new ballgame,
with new questions, things to figure out, ups and downs.
(Pumping, prepping bottles, maintaining your supply, childcare, getting out the door on time, and more!)
We want to be able to provide this evening cafe to support this phase,
and for you to come with any questions and advice for each other.
And, even if you’re not working away from your little one,
anyone is welcome to this support group, and any topic is fine to bring questions or tips about.

If you haven’t ever attended our Breastfeeding Cafes, you may be wondering what to expect. In short, they are informal, friendly times of simply hanging out with other moms and babies, sharing tips, and asking any questions you might have. We’ve heard from lots of attendees that the time has helped them not feel isolated, normalize the struggles or challenges they might be experiencing, celebrate how far they’ve come, and just get some mom-to-mom advice and friendship. Check out our podcast episode on the topic to hear more.

So come have a cup of tea, relax, feed the baby if you’d like, and chat with others about what’s on your mind.
Support staff will be there to answer any basic questions,
and we’ll have our baby scale available if you’d like to keep track of baby’s weight gain.
Or, if it’s more convenient for you to come without the baby, that’s no problem.

One caveat:  The cafes are not a place to solve big breastfeeding problems.
If you are having a lot of breastfeeding issues, or want to dig into your unique situation,
consider an individual breastfeeding consult.

Hope to see you there!

Join us Fridays from 10:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. or on the 4th Monday of the month from 5:30-7:00 PM
at 722 Brooks St. Ann Arbor, MI 48103 (view map). No charge; pre-registration is not required; just come!

Chelsea P.