New Initiative for New Parents and Babies

Here at the library, we’re here to help. Whether it’s to help a teenager with homework after school, offer blankets to the homeless, give free tech support, or host blood drives, if there’s a way that we can help our community, we do it. When considering new initiatives, we look at what’s lacking in our demographics – as the Library is for Everyone, we want to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to better themselves, regardless of their age, beliefs, or economic standing. 

What I’m trying to say is that we have a new program that we’re excited to share with you! This came after months and months of planning, and one that’s been offered in different libraries in the region, but not in ours, and aims to help new moms and infants. Beginning Friday November 8 and continuing every 2nd and 4th Friday of each month after that, the Madison County Healthy Start Partnership is hosting a Breastfeeding Connections Baby Weigh Station right here at our library from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

At this program, Certified Lactation Counselors from Community Action Partnership’s Healthy Families Program will be offering breastfeeding support in the community room. A WIC peer counselor will also be helping once a month. New and expecting parents can get professional breastfeeding support and feeding advice, network with other caregivers, check baby’s weight, and connect to other community resources. Better still, starting in January, these programs will add a light, healthy lunch for participants and become a Breastfeeding Cafe! 

For more information on this event, call or text Olivia at 315-877-1155, and be sure to like Community Action Partnership for Madison County on Facebook.

We are excited to finally bring this program to you, please spread the word to any new caregivers that might benefit from this service. 

As always, thanks for reading!

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