Classes & Circles


Cafe au Lait

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. 

Cafe au Lait is provided in partnership with Nurse Nikki NP, Birthmark Doula Collective. Cafe au Lait is financially supported by Groundswell Birth Justice Fund and ROSE.

  • 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

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Welcome baby

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.


Perinatal Classes

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.