Ontario County Public Health is an active member of the Finger Lakes Breastfeeding Partnership. This coalition includes representatives from eight local health departments, Finger Lakes Health, UR Thompson Health, Newark-Wayne Community Hospital, Medical Arts of the Finger Lakes, Canandaigua Medical SPCC WIC, VA Hospital, the La Leche League and community members. We invite you to join us on the second Tuesday of every month at 3pm, here at Ontario County Public Health.
Together we are providing breastfeeding education to physicians, medical office staff, student nurses, child care centers and our community on how to help women breastfeed successfully. Successful breastfeeding is looks different to every mom and the Finger Lakes Breastfeeding Partnership respects that difference. Additionally, the Partnership assists childcare centers, work places, medical offices and community spaces in gaining "Baby Friendly" status. Most importantly, members educate mothers and their communities about the benefits of breastfeeding.
Learn more about breastfeeding promotion in New York State: Click here
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Expecting a baby?
Do you have parenting questions?
Need a few breastfeeding tips?
Whether you are looking for parenting support and understanding or you need help from one of our free Clinical Lactation Counselors, we are here to help!
Have a seat, a cup of tea and relax. This is your time to meet moms your age, living in your area. All Baby Cafes are free and open to all families. Older children are always welcome and toys are available. Significant others and family supports are always encouraged as well. No parent is turned away. Translation services available with prior request. Bus tokens are available if needed.
New parents often have lots of questions. We are fellow mothers that are here to help.Come join us at the next Baby Cafe!
Canandaiuga Baby Cafe
The Finger Lakes Breastfeeding Partnership is proud to connect you to one of our six Baby Cafe locations!!
Each Baby Cafe is guaranteed to have a minimum of two free Clinical Lactation Counselors (with the availability of an International Lactation Consultant if needed). Baby Cafes are your space to ask questions, connect to local resources and meet other parents.
Come have a cup of tea, meet moms your age and relax!
Free bracelets are available in most locations just for coming. Bus tokens are available in Ontario County. Translators are available, please call ahead for services.