What Is Baby Café?
• Support from specifically-trained staff
• Opportunities to share experiences and make friends
• Refreshments, comfortable seating, and open-forum discussions
Funded through a Creating Breastfeeding Friendly Communities grant from the New York State Department of Health, St. Peter’s Health Partners Community Health Programs currently facilitates two Baby Cafes in the Capital Region and partners with Schenectady County Public Health department to run two more.
Join Us at a baby cafe
Baby Cafes are currently held virtually until we are safe to meet in person again.
Email us at BabyCafe@sphp.com for the link to join a Baby Cafe virtually. Anyone pregnant or breastfeeding is welcome! Pop in for support, encouragement, education and community.
Sessions are held during the following days and times:
Tuesdays 12 pm – 2 pm
Wednesdays 12 pm – 2 pm
1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month 6 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursdays 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Find us on Facebook: @capitalregionbabycafes
Find us at Instagram: @capitalregionbabycafes
Who are We?
Stephanie all smiles with her youngest nursling!
Stephanie is an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant with a degree in Maternal and Child Health: Human Lactation. She received her undergraduate degree at Union Institute and University and became certified as an IBCLC in 2016. Her journey to lactation support work began nearly fifteen years ago with the birth of her oldest child. The support she received inspired her to “pay it forward” and help other families. As a mother of four, she understands the ups and downs of parenting and is passionate about empowering breastfeeding families through information, education and support.
Hia posing with her four children!
Hia is a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist who has four wonderful children. She has experienced the difficulties, challenges and intense joy and pride that come with breastfeeding. Hia has worked with children and families for over twenty years and with breastfeeding families for more than ten years. She is passionate about breastfeeding, baby-wearing and helping and supporting families in their parenting journey.
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