Baby Café national news
Community Baby Cafe Receives IBCLC Care Award!
Thursday, 05 June 2014 22:18


Facilitator Sandra Rodriguez and Peer Counselor Eva Elsaadany




The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®) and International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®) have recognized Community Baby Café for excellence in lactation care.


The Community Baby Café has received the IBCLC Care Award in recognition for staffing professionals who hold the prestigious International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® certification (IBCLC®) and providing a lactation program that is available 2-5 days a week for breastfeeding families.  In addition, the agency demonstrated that it has provided recent breastfeeding training for medical staff that care for new families, and have recently completed activities that help protect, promote, and support breastfeeding in the community.


Rachelle Lessen, Chair of IBLCE, states “Agencies that receive the IBCLC Care Award are to be commended for improving maternal and child health by making breastfeeding a priority and for taking steps to improve breastfeeding support. An important part of providing excellent breastfeeding care is having expert assistance available when the breastfeeding couplet needs it. IBCLC professionals are the health care professionals best suited to provide this clinical help and often make the difference between success and failure for women achieving their breastfeeding goals.” 


Liz Brooks, president of ILCA, says that “Breastfeeding rates are on the rise today and with that dramatic increase, the need for trained professionals who can help also increases. Breastfeeding is natural and often works quite well without intervention. But there can be complications or risk factors and mothers need extra support. An IBCLC is the trained expert with clinical skill who works with the entire health care team so that a mother’s breastfeeding goals can be met.”


For more information about the IBCLC Care Award program, contact IBLCE at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Grand Opening of Lynn Baby Café, Massachussetts, USA
Thursday, 28 November 2013 11:06

 Lynn Baby Café in Massachusetts, USA, celebrated their grand opening. 

The Baby Café, a collaboration between the health center, the Early Intervention Partnership Program, North Shore Medical Center, WIC, and Mass in Motion, offers free breastfeeding support and assistance from professionals and other moms—all in a relaxed atmosphere.

Melrose-Wakefield Hospital receives Breastfeeding Achievement Award
Wednesday, 17 November 2010 14:00

In the USA Hallmark Health System’s Melrose-Wakefield Hospital recently announced it has received a Breastfeeding Achievement Award from the state Department of Public Health. The 2010 Breastfeeding Achievement Awards recognize institutions with established breastfeeding taskforces or committees. 

The hospital is home to the first Baby Café in the United States. 


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