Category Archives: 10th Step

Opening Day!

Please join us, today and every day, live downtown in the Salt Lake City Main Public Library.  Check out the Events Calendar (click our icon, Blue Mother and Child, by local artist Kathy Grossman) for special events of interest, or just pop down to enjoy the photographs, chat with our wonderful volunteers, or nurse a baby in good company.

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New Moms’ Circle & Volunteers’ Reception

Cafe 5sOnce again, it’s Friday in the Cafe and time for our New Moms’ Circle.  Drop in anytime between 10 am and 12 noon — it’s okay to be late, you’re a new mom!  If you’re feeling not-so-new but love to hang out with other moms and babies, please join the circle to add your experience and insight to the mix.  This is the place to show off your little one and to take a deep breath in the welcoming circle of motherhood.  New mom Claire and baby Dea host our Friday circles so come introduce yourself — we’re all in this together!

Volunteer Reception

It has taken a lot of volunteers to host our annual month-long celebration, and we are thankful to each and every one.  If you’ve been volunteering come on back for our Volunteers’ Reception and celebrate a wonderful month of new friends and community.  We are delighted that  The Tin Angel Cafe, a local and scrumptious eatery, will present light refreshments for us and for our families.  Please join us in the Cafe from 4 – 6 pm.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you —

to our volunteers and sponsors,

and to Salt Lake City for your welcoming spirit!

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Who are these volunteers and how can you join us next year?  Come introduce yourself to Melissa or visit our 2010 Volunteer Opportunities page.  If you are just catching up with us at the end of August, we have a few more days in the Cafe, so please join us!

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Babywearing, Disaster Prep, & the Importance of Dads

Christy Porucznik 2Do you have a sling ?  Do you know how to use it?!  Wish you could make one yourself so it’s one-of-kind and doesn’t break the bank?  Why so much fuss about “babywearing?”  What does it mean and why should I give it a whirl?  Come to Babywearing: Tips on How to Sling Your Baby and learn new ways carry your baby — and new reasons you’ll be happy you did.  We’ll meet inside the Cafe from 10 – 11 am with different baby carrier styles on hand to check out.  A great idea to explore if you’re pregnant and planning ahead, an urgent need if you’re sore from carrying a big baby on your hip –or in a bucket.  Meet in the Cafe!

From 12 noon until 1 pm we are  presenting Infant Feeding in Times of Disaster in the auditorium (east end of atrium).  We can’t plan disasters but we can plan our reactions and preparations!  Come enjoy some food for thought.  Is your family ready for disaster?  Will you be the one in your neighborhood with a plan?!

Dad plays a huge part in the success of the breastfeeding relationship.  Bring the whole family this evening for Father’s Role in Breastfeeding with La Leche League of Salt Lake City.  Join some of the best dads in Salt Lake from 7 – 8:30 pm in Room A on the lower level (take the atrium stairs across from the Cafe).

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Filed under 10th Step, Babywearing, Community, Emergency, Slings, The Normal Course of Breastfeeding, Wellness

Expectant Moms’ Circle, IBCLC, & Wildflowers Offer a Bluegrass Concert

The topic this morning for the Expectant Moms’ Circle is “Employed AND Breastfeeding — Making it Work!” Come to chat, and to pick up or maybe share a few tips.  If this is your second time around, please come to share your wisdom!  We will meet from 10 am until 12 noon in the Cafe.

We’ll also have an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) on hand from 11 am until 1 pm.  Do you have questions about milk supply?  Latch?   Do you just want to double-check  you’re on the right track?  Ask an IBCLC!

Bluegrass

Concert

86px-Old_violinThis afternoon we have a lovely and lively concert in store.  The Wildflowers are bluegrass fiddlers and singers, a mother and four daughters playing traditonal favorites and more.  Come for a relaxing treat in the Library Auditorium on the atrium level, from 3 – 4 pm.  You may have heard the Wildflowers over the years at local farmers markets or other venues, we are delighted to have them join us in celebration of the ordinary and extraordinary joys of breastfeeding.  Bring the kids and take a break from the heat in the cool of the auditorium for some great fiddling.  This concert, like all Breastfeeding Cafe events, is free and open to the public.  Tell the neighbors!  Bring friends!

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Filed under 10th Step, Community, Employed Moms: Strategies & Support, IBCLC, Mothers' Circles, Music, Pregnancy, The Normal Course of Breastfeeding

Moms’ Circle, Meds & Safety, Massage

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It’s Friday so our New Moms’ Circle gathers from 10 am until 12 noon.  This morning the Pregnancy Risk Line is visiting to address any concerns about medications and other safety concerns while breastfeeding.  The Pregnancy Risk Line is a wonderful resource for in our community during pregnancy but also during the months to come when your baby is in arms and at the breast.   Questions or not, come hang out with friendly faces and enjoy a baby date at the Cafe.  Look for Claire and baby Dea and introduce yourself!

How can massage become a safe and healthy part of your prenatal lifestyle?  Utah Prenatal Massage visits to discuss ways massage can support your massage2pregnancy and prepare for a healthy birth.  Massage has also been known to enhance milk expression and relax new moms!  Look for our visiting massage therapist from 3 – 4 pm in Room A, on the lower level.  (Take the atrium steps directly across from the Cafe.)

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Back Care & Back-to-Work

index_07 copyFrom pregnancy through baby-wearing  and toddler-toting, mothering can be hard on your back!  Come join us this morning,  11 am – 12 noon, for Back Care for Mothers, offered by Family First Chiropractic and Wellness Center.  Bring your questions, bring the family.  This session will be held in Room A on the lower level.  (Take the atrium steps right across from the Cafe.)

elliot2 xAre you getting ready to return to employment as a nursing mom?  Going back to school?  Are you pregnant and wondering how everything will fit together after your baby’s arrival?  La Leche League of Salt Lake City is offering practical tips for moms returning to work or school with Making It Work:  When Mom and Baby Are Separated.  Find a great circle of support this evening from 7 until 8:30 pm in Room A on the lower level.  (Take the atrium steps right across from the Cafe.) Why do this alone when there can be a community of support?  Come learn some tried and true tips on making the transition with real-life mothers who’ve paved the way!

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New Moms’ Circle & IBCLC

Kestrel LiedtkeNew baby?  Could you use a morning out with your little one?  Come network and share a laugh (or cry!) with other mothers who understand the ups and downs of life with baby.  Claire and baby Dea are greeting other new moms in the New Moms’ Circle every Friday morning from 10 am until 12 noon.  Give yourself the pleasure of a morning out in good company!

We have an IBCLC this morning for our New Moms’ Circle, 10 am – 12 noon!

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Politics of Breastfeeding; Babywearing 101

TPOBFcoverThis morning from 10 – 11:30 am La Leche League of Salt Lake City is exploring the Politics of Breastfeeding.  What makes breastfeeding political here in Salt Lake?  How does U.S. support for breastfeeding stack up against efforts in other nations?  Whose responsibility is it to support breastfeeding when mom goes back to work?  What happened to the federal education campaign, “Babies Are Born to Breastfeed” —  why did the National Ad Council walk away from the project?  What does the WHO Code mean to you?  Gabrielle Palmer’s book on the topic, THE POLITICS OF BREASTFEEDING, is reissued this summer with the subtitle “When Breasts Are Bad for Business.”  Why is the topic more vital than ever?  Join the discussion in Room A on the lower level (take the atrium stairs across from the Cafe).

DSC02999Do you have a sling ?  Do you know how to use it?!  Wish you could make one yourself so it’s one-of-kind and doesn’t break the bank?  Why so much fuss about “babywearing?”  What does it mean and why should I give it a whirl?  Come to Babywearing and learn new ways carry your baby — and new reasons you’ll be happy you did.  We’ll meet inside the Cafe from 6:30 – 7:30 pm with different baby carrier styles on hand to check out.  A great idea to explore if you’re pregnant and planning ahead, an urgent need if you’re sore from carrying a big baby on your hip –or in a bucket.

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Filed under 10th Step, Babywearing, WHO International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes

What’s in Your Birth Plan?!

BFI2In the Cafe this morning, from 10 – 11 am, we will discuss “How to Protect Breastfeeding at Birth.” Whether you are expecting for the first time, or are an experienced mom, there is always something new to consider.  Come discuss ways your upcoming birth can help you and your baby to breastfeed as simply and happily as possible.  Little details can make all the difference!

Motherhood1Our presenter this morning is a certified childbirth educator from the University of Utah Medical Center.  “The U” is Utah’s first and only hospital to be certified as Baby Friendly.  The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is an international movement to support breastfeeding, right when it starts — at birth.  Learn more about the 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and Baby Friendly USA with the links provided — learn how to make your birth “Baby Friendly” in our workshop this morning!

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New Moms’ Circle

110_adele_nicole_volunteering_at_bfcafeToday in the Cafe we would love to have you visit the New Moms’ Circle.  Drop in anytime between 10 am and 12 noon — it’s okay to be late, you’re a new mom!  If you’re feeling not-so-new but love to hang out with other moms and babies, please join the circle to add your experience and insight to the mix.  Bring a brag, or a rag, or maybe you have show-and-tell to share.  This is the place to show off your little one and to take a deep breath in the welcoming circle of motherhood.  New mom Claire and baby Dea are hosting our Friday circles so introduce yourself — we’re all in this together!

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