CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Being a new mom is full of challenges especially if you're opting to breastfeed, but there's a local group that gathers several times a month where you can find help and support.
It’s called “Baby Café.” The group meets every other Friday at Okra yoga studio in Plaza Midwood.
“I think every mom has the feeling that they're doing it wrong,” said Abby Arnold, one of the moms who attends the meetings.
“Baby Café” is a worldwide non-profit that offers free resources for pregnant and breastfeeding moms, along with support and trained staff.
“Women are seeking is a group of people they can network with and to be in a community of people going through similar things in life,” said Angela Amik. She’s a certified lactation consultant with Novant Health and helps lead the discussions at “Baby Café.”
Amik says about 80 percent of new moms in the United States start breastfeeding, but the rate drops to under 50 percent by three months. The group aims to improve those numbers.
For the moms it's not just about the education, it's also about the shared experience.
If you’d like to check out the “Baby Café” you can find more information here: www.babycafeusa.org/index.php?option=com_babycafe&task=view&ID=700