Tri-County Health Department opened Colorado’s newest Baby Café on July 31 at Every Child Pediatrics in Thornton. Baby Café USA, established in 2011, is a national network of free breastfeeding …
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Tri-County Health Department opened Colorado’s newest Baby Café on July 31 at Every Child Pediatrics in Thornton.
Baby Café USA, established in 2011, is a national network of free breastfeeding drop-ins, combining breastfeeding information with a relaxed, informal environment where parents can meet and learn from skilled practitioners and each other. Baby Café USA has more than 45 drop-ins in 14 states and supports more than 2,000 moms each year.
The opening of the new Baby Café also kicked off World Breastfeeding Week, Aug. 1-7, an annual occurrence to promote the positive impacts of breastfeeding for families and communities.
“It is common for new parents to have questions about breastfeeding,” Jennifer Schneider, RD and Tri-County Health dietitian, said in a news release. “Baby Cafes are places where families can socialize, get support from one another, and get free guidance from breastfeeding specialists.”
The Thornton Baby Café will be open every Tuesday from 1-2:15 p.m. Parents and expecting parents are invited to attend drop-ins as often as they would like.
In addition to housing the Baby Café, Every Child Pediatrics provides health care to all children, regardless of insurance or ability to pay, including behavioral health counseling, dental care, nutrition, healthy lifestyle programs and connections to support services such as housing and transportation. Learn more at www.everychildpediatrics.org.
TCHD WIC offers additional breastfeeding support and resources for qualifying families including free classes, breast pump loans and breastfeeding peer counseling. TCHD also offers support for employers, including Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Certification. For more information, visit www.tchd.org/breastfeeding or contact Heidi Williams at 720-200-1573.
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