Getting started with breastfeeding both my daughters was probably one of the hardest things I've ever done. We survived what seemed like every problem in the book.
I was pretty determined to make it work both times. But without the support of my family, some friends and some wonderful lactation consultants, I probably wouldn't have made it. I've said it before: support is critical for breastfeeding moms.
Now as an aside ... I feature moms and what they're doing on the site every Monday. As every mom I've featured will tell you, I like to work ahead. But I usually don't work this far in advance! But the holidays, starting with Halloween, quickly took over my life after I attended the meeting. I'm sorry it's taken so long for me to post this because it's such a great resource out there for nursing moms.
Check the video for more about the cafe from Cicely Rodale, who leads the cafe at the spa, and Beth Lao, who attended that morning with her baby. (And thanks to Cicely for holding my own baby so I could film it. She wasn't really in the mood to cooperate that day).
And there are other cafes across the region and throughout the week.
They are 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays at Babiology, 2012-A Fairview Rd. in Raleigh; noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays at the Diapering Doula, 4109 Grace Park Dr. in Morrisville; and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays at The Red Hen, 201 Weaver St. in Carrboro.
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