Hey Pittsburgh, Let’s Have a Breastfeeding Cafe!

What do new mothers need that they often are missing? Breastfeeding companionship! La Leche League is a good place for new moms to meet other breastfeeding moms, but it meets only once a month. What we need, is a breastfeeding cafe where moms could stop in — at least once a week, have tea or coffee, cookies or scones and talk to other moms.

In my dream cafe, it would be a friendly coffeehouse that cultivated the mom crowd. Moms would often drop in whenever they had a chance and could find like-minded friends to meet. They would feel comfortable nursing there. Then, a more formal meeting could be scheduled for a certain time each week. A Lactation Consultant or La Leche League leader could be on hand for moms who needed individual, specific help.