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Baby Café can help you protect your newborn’s health

Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers can connect with a lactation consultant and other new moms at Novant Health’s Baby Café locations. Baby Café USA is a national organization that offers free breastfeeding support and other resources to pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

In January 2018, the state’s first Baby Café opened at Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center. The care you provide during your child’s first months can be essential for long-term health. When you breastfeed your infant, you help prevent health conditions such as sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and even allergies later in life. Baby Cafés are usually open at least once a week. You can weigh your baby, get help with positioning and latching your baby, and discuss strategies for pumping and storing milk if you’re returning to work or school. The American Academy of Pediatrics currently recommends breastfeeding your baby for at least a year to promote healthy weight gain and prevent common childhood infections.


Benefits of visiting a Baby Café Find out why new and experienced mothers attend Baby Café meetings for support on all aspects of breastfeeding.
 Charlotte, North Carloina
Location: Okra 1916 Commonwealth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205
Facilitated by: Angela Amick, RN IBCLC LCCE and Bardeen Forman, RN (ADN) LCCE
Questions? Please call 704-345-4385 for more information.
 High Point, North Carolina
Location: Novant Health Oak Hollow Pediatrics, 1224 Eastchester Dr, High Point, NC, 27265
Event date: Tuesdays, 10:30a.m. to 12 noon
Facilitated by: Lisa Miller, IBCLC  and Elizabeth Simmons, IBCLC
Questions? Please call 336-474-3253 for more information.
 Thomasville, North Carolina
Location: Tom A Finch YMCA 1010 Mendenhall St, Thomasville NC, 27360
Event date: Mondays, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 and Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30p.m.
Facilitated by: Lisa R. Miller, IBCLC RLC and Elizabeth Simmons, IBCLC RLC
Questions? Please call 336-474-3253 for more information.
 Winston Salem
Location: North Joy Yoga Studio, 3068 Trenwest Dr. #7, Winston Salem, NC, 27103 USA
Event date: Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Facilitated by: Penelope Sluder, IBCLC and Mary D. Showalter, IBCLC LCCE
Questions? Please call 336-718-8233 for more information.