LAKE CITY, Minn. —With the final touches being put on the newly renovated Lake City Public Library, the Lake City Area Baby Café prepares to relocate to the meeting room at the Lake City Public Library and hold its first meeting in the new space Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016.
Established in 2000, Baby Café is a national network of breastfeeding drop-ins, combining breastfeeding information with a relaxed, informal environment where mothers can chat and learn about breastfeeding from skilled practitioners and each other.
The Baby Café is open every Wednesday afternoon from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and is open to anyone interested in any aspect of breastfeeding – prenatal women, mothers, partners, and supporters with the intention that all mothers will be able to access the information and support they need to breastfeed. Coffee and tea are provided.
The Café offers resources and community support for breastfeeding women and will help enable them to breastfeed longer. According to one nursing mother, “If I couldn’t come to the Café every week to ask questions and get help with breastfeeding, I know for sure I would have quit.”
Mayo Clinic Health System is a member of the Goodhue Wabasha Pierce County Breastfeeding Coalition. Founded in 2013, it is a coalition of individuals, groups and organizations from the three counties who work collaboratively to promote and support breastfeeding within their communities for the health and wellness of children and families.
For more information on the Lake City Area Baby Café, please contact Anne Beckman, an international board certified lactation consultant at Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing, at 651-267-5376.