Rockland County opens first Baby Café to encourage breastfeeding

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Day listens as speakers celebrate the opening

NEW CITY – Rockland County opened the first of three baby cafés on Tuesday. The drop-in centers, open to all pregnant and breastfeeding women, will be geared for them to gain information and support from trained staff and share experiences with other mothers.
Baby Café USA is a national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting breastfeeding.
The first baby café is located at 12 South Main Street in Spring Valley; the others to be located at the former Summit Park nursing home and in Pomona.
“Our goal is to have a dedicated space in all of our county buildings so that working moms will be able to continue to nurse their babies even after they return to the workforce,” said County Executive Edwin Day.
The new facilities are being funded by a $1.2 million grant that encourages breastfeeding.