Cafe au Lait is a breastfeeding circle for women of families in New Orleans. Our mission is to improve breastfeeding outcomes by providing a culturally appropriate space to gather and provide peer support. Our goal is to educate, empower and embrace pregnant and breastfeeding families of color in our community. Our circles are held four times a month.
1st Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm, Norman Mayer Library 3001 Gentilly
2nd Sundays, 4:30pm, Virtual Chat via Facebook (Join our private facebook group “Cafe au Lait Breastfeeding Support Group” to join the chat.)
3rd Thursdays, 10-11:30am, NOBC: 2714 Canal St, Ste 505
5th Saturdays, 10-11:30am, Crescent City Farmers Market: 750 Carondelet St
Welcome Baby is a free, weekly, meet-up for pregnant and parenting families offered by our community partner Birthmark Doula Collective. The focus of the group is to build community and provide support for parents of 0-12 month olds. It is open to the whole family and always facilitated by a Birthmark Doula who is on standby to back parents up with advice on breastfeeding, infant sleep and postpartum care.
When: Currently ON BREAK. Check back for more details.
Classes taught by our partners Nurse Nikki NP and Birthmark Doula Collective will cover what families need to know from prenatal preparation all the way through early parenting. Please go to each organization’s class link to register. All classes at NOBC.
1st Saturdays, 10a-1p: “Belly Talks:” prenatal preparation class by Birthmark Doula Collective
2nd Saturdays, 10a-1p: “Comfort Measures:” hands on prep for unmedicated birth by Birthmark Doula Collective
3rd Saturdays, 10a-1p: “After Birth: Nourishing the brain, breast, body, and baby” by Birthmark Doula Collective
LAST Saturdays, 1-2p: Yoga with Amethyst Moon
Private In-Home Classes: Baby Prep 101: Care, Safety & Lagniappe for 0-12 months by Nurse Nikki NP