Congratulations on your pregnancy! We are thrilled to be able to support you and your family during this life transition. Please look at the descriptions of each of the programs below, with links to class calendars and registration information.
Baby Café Breastfeeding Education and Services:
Lactation Consultation: We offer free, drop-in comprehensive breastfeeding support. At our weekly Baby Café locations, mothers can meet with an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) for a one-on-one consultation to address breastfeeding challenges or simply to reassure that all is going well. While waiting, mothers can chat with other nursing moms. Click here to view our schedule.
Breastfeeding Education: Expecting parents can visit the Baby Café to speak one-on-one with our IBCLCs, as well as other nursing moms, to ask questions about breastfeeding. They will be encouraged to attend our Breastfeeding Basics class.
Baby Café Boutique:
We offer a breast pump rental program featuring Medela Hospital grade pumps. For more information, call 813-673-4646. ext. 1127. Winner, 2013, Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace. Winner, 2013, Excellence in Community Breastfeeding Program, ILCA – International Lactation Consultants Association.
Boot Camp for New Dads/Moms:
Boot Camp for New Dads is a unique father-to-father, community-based workshop that inspires and equips men of different economic levels, ages and cultures to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their mates and personally navigate their transformation into dads. We also offer combo Boot Camp classes with moms and moms-to-be. Click here to view class calendar and register.
Our Childbirth classes offer an introduction to labor and delivery, from writing a birth plan to the role of the partner or support person, as well as helpful community resources. Click here to view class calendar and register.
Newborn Care Class:
You will help your baby feel safe and cared for by learning the optimal ways to diaper, bathe, dress and feed your baby, as well as strengthening the bond between you and your child. Click here to view class calendar and register.