We encourage you to celebrate the breastfeeding you did, the breastmilk you gave, and the mothering you do! There's no amount of breastfeeding that isn't important. We're here to help you meet your own breastfeeding goals.
Baby Café Bakersfield is a safe place to share your breastfeeding and parenting journey without fear of negativity. At any meeting, you are likely to see any or all of the following: a baby at the breast, a baby bottle feeding, a mother preparing formula, a father soothing a crying baby, a grandmother reminiscing about her own breastfeeding experience (or lack thereof), a toddler throwing a tantrum, a mother crying, a mother telling her birth story, an IBCLC guiding a mother through how to do breast massage or hand expression, a mother telling another mother about how she feels today, a lactation educator listening to new parents talk about their experiences, conversation about starting solids, a discussion about safe infant sleep including safe bedsharing, a mother asking about how weaning happens, an IBCLC examining a baby's oral structures, a mother talking about pumping when she returns to her paid job, a toddler nursing, an exhausted mother, an exhilarated mother, a sad mom, a funny mom, a worried mom, a really young mom - really, there's no way to predict this. The door is open. Join us for whatever you need in breastfeeding support and friendship. #babycafebakersfield #IBCLCcare #IBCLC