Mothers, families, local physicians and those who support breastfeeding are encouraged to attend the grand opening of the Barry County Baby Café at the Hastings Public Library. The event will be held on Thursday, July 26th from 12:30pm-1:30pm, immediately following the regularly scheduled Baby Café meeting.

Supported by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Maternal Child Health Block Grant, and in affiliation with the Barry-Eaton District Health Department and the Hastings Public Library, the Baby Café provides pregnant and breastfeeding mothers a friendly and comfortable environment to learn more about breastfeeding. In the Baby Café, mothers can relax, share tips and techniques, and socialize with other moms. One-on-one help from specially trained health professionals is available, including professional lactation support and peer counselors from the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program. Babies can also have their breastfeeding assessed at the Baby Café, providing additional support for parents.

The Barry County Baby Café meets weekly on the second floor of the Hastings Public Library from 10am to 12noon. New, pregnant, breastfeeding and/or experienced mothers are encouraged to attend. Older siblings are always welcome. Light refreshments are always provided.

For more information on the Baby Café, please call Lauren Cibor at (517) 541-2624 or follow them on their Facebook page.