Breast milk is the gold standard in nutrition for babies. Deciding to breastfeed your baby is an important decision and one that will give your baby the very best start.
Breastfeeding not only helps you and your baby to bond but it provides complete nutrition for your child. It has all the nutrients, calories and fluids your baby needs to be healthy. Breast milk helps promote brain development and can help fight infection. Research indicates that it helps protect against obesity, diabetes, sudden infant death, asthma and other serious health issues.
There are benefits for you too. Breastfeeding can help you burn more calories, return to your pre-pregnancy self and reduce your risk of ovarian and breast cancers.
Breastfeeding your baby is a natural choice but it may not always come naturally. Our certified lactation consultants (nurses who have advanced training in breastfeeding management) can help. They are available for questions before you deliver your baby and can provide hands on assistance after you deliver. Our Lactation Program is a great place to turn to after you leave the hospital for additional support.
Nature's Way Baby's Cafe
HOUSE OF PRAYER
63 Broad St
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Every Monday morning (except for holidays)
10:00 am - 12 pm
A place for mothers to get together regularly in a safe, welcoming environment, to breastfeed their babies and:
- Celebrate success
- Ask questions
- Give answers
Breastfeeding is natural but doesn’t always come naturally. Having the support of other women who are breastfeeding as well as specially trained professionals is key to a positive and rewarding breastfeeding experience for both mother and baby. The space at Nature's Way Baby Café, is donated by the House of Prayer of Plattsburgh. The café concept was developed by the Alice T. Miner Women & Children’s Center, Clinton County Department of Health and Behavioral Health Services North, Inc. A lactation specialist will be available at the café at
each get-together answer questions and offer assistance as needed.
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