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BIRMINGHAM – Moms of special needs babies have a new local resource for facing breastfeeding challenges.
Children’s of Alabama has established a free Special Needs Breastfeeding Support Group at Children’s on Lakeshore (3600 Ridgeway Drive, Birmingham, AL 35209). The group will meet the first and third Fridays of each month, 12: 30-2:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 6. Each meeting is free and will be staffed by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and a Registered Dietitian.
“Children’s of Alabama wants to support all lactating mothers. We understand feeding your baby may not look how you’d imagined. Our goal is to provide an environment where mothers feel encouraged and supported throughout their unique feeding journey,” Laura Blackburn, RN, IBCLC.
The support group is an opportunity to meet other mothers who can share similar experiences as well as their own feeding hurdles and triumphs.
Electrical outlets will be available for those using breast pumps. Moms are asked to bring their infant (0-12 months); childcare will not be available for siblings.