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Baby café opens to support families in breast feeding education

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Got a baby?  Got time? Got milk?  Well there’s a new café in Birmingham that welcomes mothers and babies for a midday “munch & learn” session highlighting the importance of breast feeding.

On Friday, a host of pediatricians, mothers and community supporters along with Birmingham Mayor William Bell  officially opened Birmingham’s first ever Baby Café at the historic Sixth Avenue Baptist Church.   Baby Café Birmingham  is a free drop-in breastfeeding support center for moms and babies led by breastfeeding professionals and other moms. Currently, there are currently 42 Baby Cafes in the U.S. and two in Alabama; which are located in Anniston and now Birmingham.

Baby Café Birmingham is a joint effort of two physicians at Simon Williamson Clinic, Dr. Jesanna Cooper, MD and Dr. Beth Sahlie, MD.   The café is also supported by a knowledgeable team of medical experts and volunteers such as pediatrician Dr. Marquisha Jarmon and Princeton Baptist Hospital Lactation Consultant Marcia Davis along with volunteer mothers such as Danielle Hardy, Cathy Toms and Claire Medo. 

From providing direct education support to creating an inviting experience for mothers to breast feed and bond with their child, the café’s  goal is support mothers in the best breast feeding experience possible all while boosting overall good health for mother and child.

 When a mother and child walk into the Baby Café located inside Sixth Avenue Baptist Church’s family life center, organizers say a mother can expect to meet with a certified lactation consultant and a physician who will check the baby’s weight, provide refreshments and necessary resources to provide the best experience.  This support group is unique to the Birmingham- Metro area because it offers a mother- led, private experience which offers educational resources in a “non- classroom” format.

“We recognize that every mother’s situation is unique and we want to support everyone’s personal breastfeeding goals,” said  Dr. Jesanna Cooper.

Baby Café Birmingham is open every Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information, please access their website at the link posted below.

Baby Café Birmingham  

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