Wednesday, November 08, 2006

More Evidence Williamsburg is Toast: Breastfeeding Groups!

Thumbs up to the Brooklyn Record for bringing the story in Block Magazine about breastfeeding in Williamsburg to our attention. According to the Record, "In Williamsburg, groups of new mothers are meeting up at baby-friendly caf├ęs like Willie B's and Mamalu's." Block reports:
Williamsburg has an apparent lack of resources for breastfeeding mothers. Most women are forced to travel to Manhattan or Park Slope for breastfeeding stores and classes. The nearest representative of La Leche League, an international support and informational resource for breastfeeding women, is in Fort Greene. "There is definitely a need for lactation services in Williamsburg," says Barbara Holmes, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant who has many clients in Williamsburg.
We would, um, distinctly remember the day when Williamsburg needed serious detox services and, now it needs lacation services? We've got nothing against moms and the little ones, and breastfeeding is healthy and natural. However, Parkslopesburg, anyone? As a singer originally from Minnesota wrote and sang, You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.

[Photo courtesy of Jada Shapiro, Birth Day Presence/Block Magazine]

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every single person who discovered Williamsburg after you, GL, is so lame. You truly are the last hipster.

5:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lactation services? Just stick the kid on your tit--how hard can it be? I know that my neighborhood (Cobble Hill) is already overrun with strollers--and now we have a Tea Lounge! Did I move to Park Slope without knowing it?--but I liked to think that at least B'burg was safe from the little mutts. Alas, no...

6:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The little mutts? Get a life. Things change, neighborhoods change, people change, Congress changes - unless you're 96 you shuld be able to deal with change. You dont like it? Move back to the midwest. Enlist. Whatever.

2:48 PM  

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