When visiting a Baby Café you can expect...
- A relaxed, informal, safe, child-friendly, non-medical environment where your breastfeeding or chestfeeding relationship, at whatever stage, is valued, respected and protected.
- To meet other breastfeeding or chestfeeding parents.
- To receive up-to-date information about breastfeeding or chestfeeding from staff knowledgeable and skilled in helping women breastfeed.
- To be helped in a way that equips you to continue your breastfeeding or chestfeeding journey when you leave the Baby Café.
- That qualified staff may directly assist you with positioning and latch or may work with a ‘hands off’ approach as needed. Feel free to specify if you prefer a “hands-off” approach.
- That all information, suggestions, books, leaflets, posters, videos, and demonstration aids, will be balanced and informative and help you make informed decisions.
- That Baby Café staff will protect breastfeeding/chestfeeding and the relationship with your child(ren).
- To be supported in the decisions you make.
- That staff will maintain records and communicate, with your permission, in a confidential manner with other local health professionals and Baby Café USA if appropriate.
- To be responsible for your children at all times.
- That your feedback about the program will be welcomed and taken seriously.
- To see a License Certificate displayed, showing that the Baby Café is registered with the BCUSA non-profit organization.
Baby Cafés are free, drop-in, informal breastfeeding support groups offering ongoing professional lactation care and intervention. Most are open for 2 hours at least once a week. Some communities have more than one, meeting different days of the week.
Baby Café USA is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization supporting the development of licensed U.S. Baby Cafés. Registered Non-profit No. 80-0787743