Most mornings, you’ll find Bagel Central in downtown Bangor packed with folks enjoying breakfast and coffee.
But once a month, this popular bagel shop also turns into the Breastfeeding Cafe.
It’s hosted by the La Leche League of Greater Bangor…a group dedicated to encouraging moms in their efforts to nurse.
Local La Leche League leader Melanie Kollman says its a concept that came from a book called ":The Breastfeeding Cafe.":
The idea is to find a forum where nursing mothers can get together, talk about parenting ideas, about being a mom, provide support for each other and also socialize a bit.
And, says Kollman, holding the Breastfeeding Cafe in such a visible spot as Bagel Central, allows the public to see that nursing is a completely natural way to feed your baby.
The Breastfeeding Cafe is held the third Monday of every month at Bagel Central in downtown Bangor.
Any mother is welcome to attend…it goes from 10 to 11 AM.