Merced County Breastfeeding Café Support Group

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Below are testimonials from our incredible support group members

  •  As a first time mother going to work they gave me so much information on how to properly pump. They sized me for the correct flange size. They also gave me plenty of resources to review my rights to pump at work. I was able to go back to work confident knowing I can pump, I knew my rights and I had a group that supported me.

  • I gave birth in October & attended a session in November, so baby was 1 month old. I had problems with having a strong letdown & not knowing how to fix it. They showed me different ways I could hold & feed my baby without him choking on the letdown. I felt comfortable enough to tell them about my leaking problems, waking up in the night soaked. They offered me ideas on how to manage it. I felt welcome, safe, & genuine care from these woman. I wasn’t able to breastfeed my 1st son, & I think that was because I lacked the support & knowledge I needed in breastfeeding (lived in Washington at the time.) So having my 2nd son here in California and having that support here in Merced, let me able to breastfeed my baby. I’m just so thankful the breastfeeding café is here once a week. I know that if I have any questions or concerns, there’s someone who can help my baby & I continue this breastfeeding journey

  • The Breastfeeding Café is an incredibly valuable resource for Merced mothers. The in person café provides knowledge and support that means the difference between a mother and baby succeeding to breastfeed or not. The staff are knowledgeable, kind and caring. More than just providing information the also provide support and community. The online group is also an amazing resource. It also for speedy responses which is so valuable to a worried mom. I have learned so much about breastfeeding from this group and I feel more confident as a mother because of it.

  • I found the breastfeeding café thru the Merced WIC office when I was pregnant with my 3rd daughter. Needless to say it was my third and had not been able to breastfeed any of them successfully. When I got a hold of the breastfeeding café alongside of WIC I can truly say it was because of them that I EBF my 3rd for 2 years and now my 4th daughter for 6 months now. I had issues with latching, thrush, and milk protein issues which the helpful mommas and peer counselors helped me navigate thru. I am forever thankful! I always refer friends or family to them if they ever have any issues with beginning or continuing their breastfeed journey.

  • This group is Amazing and super helpful. The support is much needed especially for new moms.

  • The breastfeeding café is such a wonderful community resource! The peer counselors helped me with numerous aspects of caring for my baby, such as making sure my baby was latching well, showing me how to bottle feed my baby, answering my questions about pumping, and giving me tips for baby wearing. Their kind, caring, support was invaluable when I didn’t have many other options for guidance.