Finding A Mothers’ Group

Every Wednesday morning, there was coffee brewing and a cake on the table. Women filled our living room, the kids played on the floor. This was my mother’s weekly ‘sewing circle’ that I enjoyed as a child.

This is what I needed as a new mother and a ‘seasoned’ parent. I had to create this circle of mothers. To help you, I’ve listed some resources here. Call it a support group, a gathering, circle … it’s friendly, familiar guidance. It takes a village to raise a child, always has, always will.

I’ve listed free, informal drop-in groups for breastfeeding moms for each day of the week.  Those listed with a dot  •  are breastfeeding groups facilitated by an IBCLC (Board certified Lactation Consultant).

Several days, several locations: Nursing Mothers’ Council Gatherings meet monthly and are offered on the North Shore, Greater Boston area and Central and Western Massachusetts!  Check out the website to find one near you.

Tues/Thurs 10-12 noon 8 Camelia Ave., Cambridge, MA Near public transportation.
next door to Cambridge Birth Center.

Tuesdays 5-7 pm 239 Commercial St., Malden MA Near public transportation.
Baby Café USA 

Tuesday 8:30 to 10:00 a.m  Beverly Hospital’s B.R.E.A.S.T Connection
85 Herrick St. Beverly, MA  978-922-3000 ext.2217
There’s a $10 fee which covers a consultation with an IBCLC and the MotherTalk group that follows.  The MotherTalk group is for all moms, nursing or not.

• Wed. 1-2:30 Winchester Hospital’s Community Health Institute
18 Alfred Place, Woburn

Wednesday  6-8 pm.
2 Short St. Melrose MA (Church of the Nazarene) Near public transportation,  free parking next door.
Baby Cafe USA

Thursdays 10-noon or by appointmentThe Milc Room.
508-845-8466 214 Lake St. Shrewsbury, MA

• Fridays  10-12 noon
2 Short St. Melrose MA (Church of the Nazarene) Near public transportation, free parking next door.
Baby Cafe USA

Promoting breastfeeding support groups and connecting mothers to them is Step Ten of the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative. No need to wait for a hospital to organize this. Check out these resources. I hope you will enjoy your expanding circle of friends.

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