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Baby Cafe© Bakersfield

Get help with infant feeding

Baby Cafe© is a non-profit project which is being managed by Central Valley Lactation Association and Warm Line, a Division of La Cresta Foundation.  All operating expenses of Baby Cafe© Bakersfield are provided through donations and sponsorships from individuals, physicians, and businesses.  If you wish to become a sponsor or make a donation, please contact Christine at  All donations are tax-deductible and receipts are provided upon request.  


This partnership between California Advanced Lactation Institute and Baby Cafe© Bakersfield links lactation care providers with breastfeeding/chestfeeding parents in a setting which is new to our community.  By opening the licensed Baby Cafe© Bakersfield location, our intention was to meet the needs of parents who may not be able to afford private IBCLC care.  Since our opening in March 2014, the response has been overwhelming, and we have been humbled by the reception this community has provided.  This service has filled a deep need in the community and we are extremely proud to be part of it. 

Every parent deserves top-quality breastfeeding/chestfeeding support!

Baby Cafe is a free drop-in center offering professional support from IBCLC©s and peer support from other nursing parents - all in a relaxed, non-medical environment.  Join us for light refreshments and breastfeeding support on Tuesdays and Fridays between 10am and 1 pm and on Wednesdays from 6-8pm.  We also have an infant scale so you can weigh your baby!  

Baby Cafe provides support, information, and guidance for mothers and parents at all stages of breastfeeding/chestfeeding, including weaning.  Published research shows that parents who attend Baby Cafe drop-ins are more likely to continue breastfeeding/chestfeeding their babies and wean when they are ready.   


Baby Café meets at 4208 Rosedale Highway, Suite 202 in Bakersfield, CA


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