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Ramsey Baby Cafe grand opening is Aug. 22

Saint Paul – Ramsey County Public Health will have a grand opening reception for Ramsey County Baby Café, a free drop-in service offering breastfeeding support for pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers. The event takes place from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at the Hmong American Partnership,1075 Arcade Street, Saint Paul, MN 55106.

The reception will include Baby Café lactation consultants on hand to answer questions, refreshments and door prizes for the first 50 people. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, as well as health care professional and other community members interested in learning more about Baby Café are encouraged to attend. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, email Eryn Ekegen or call 651-249-1683.

The monthly support group provides pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, and their families, a friendly and comfortable environment to relax, prepare and get help with breastfeeding, share tips and techniques and socialize with other moms. One-on-one help from lactation professionals is available. Moms can also have their babies weighed and get additional support. Families do not have to be WIC eligible to attend Baby Café.

The regular monthly Ramsey County Baby Cafés are open from 4 – 6 p.m. at the following sites and days:

  • Sun Ray Library, 2105 Wilson Avenue, Saint Paul, 55119 – the first Wednesdays of the month.
  • Rondo Library, 461 Dale Street, Saint Paul, 55104 – the third Wednesdays of the month.
  • Hmong American Partnership, 1075 Arcade Street, Saint Paul, 55106 – the fourth Wednesdays of the month.
  • Rice Street Library, 1011 Rice Street, Saint Paul, 55117 – the fourth Thursdays of the month.

Ramsey County Baby Café is funded by a Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) grant in affiliation with the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) supplemental nutrition program. The service is a branch of Baby Café USA, a national nonprofit that licenses sites run by a range of trained staff and other qualified and accredited breastfeeding counselors. All Baby Café sites offer support from individuals with specific training and experience in helping breastfeeding families to provide a consistent, high standard of care.

Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 1:20 p.m.