Catholic Health Baby Cafés Turn One
April 29, 2014
A baby’s first birthday is certainly a special occasion. Catholic Health WomenCare celebrated its “first birthday,” today with a special party. Moms and babies gathered at the Piver Center location to mark the one-year anniversary of the opening of its Baby Cafés.
The Baby Cafés are a free service offered by Sisters Hospital and Mercy Hospital to help new moms and moms-to-be get the support they need to breastfeed their babies with confidence.
Just like area coffeehouses provide a relaxed atmosphere to unwind and share the news of the day, Catholic Health’s Baby Cafés provide a comfortable place for moms to breastfeed, while getting advice from specially trained nurse lactation consultants and peer support from other breastfeeding moms. The cafés also offer education programs on topics such as infant massage, pediatric dental care and post partum depression.
Introduced in 2013, Catholic Health’s two Baby Cafés have had over 200 visits from more than 100 moms, who along with their babies are reaping the health benefits and bonding experience that come with breastfeeding. Based on the internationally recognized Baby Café program, women are welcome to stop by the cafés to meet with certified lactation consultants to get all their breastfeeding questions answered.
Catholic Health’s Baby Cafés are open to all area moms. Dads and family members are welcome too.
- The Sisters Hospital Baby Café is open every Tuesday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Piver Center Conference Room.
- Mercy Hospital’s Baby Café is open every Thursday from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Marion Building next to Mercy Hospital (3rd floor, 515 Abbott Road, Suite 302, Buffalo, NY).
For more information on the Baby Cafés, call (716) 862-1939.