9 and Beyond Iloilo Reopens: 9 and Beyond, Iloilo’s first mother and child center and now a pioneering parenting center, is now open to the public once again. The Iloilo based center is now located on the 2/F of Ana Ros Building, along Simeon Ledesma Street in Jaro, Ilolio City.
May 26 marks the rebirth of 9 and Beyond Iloilo after temporarily closing its doors for in-person visits and transactions since 2020. Although operations have continued via pickup and delivery of breastfeeding essentials, staple classes for first-time mothers (such as breastfeeding preparation, newborn care, and complementary and supplementary feeding) have been migrated to an online platform for the past two years. Moreover, lactation consultancy visits have continued strictly by appointment with in-house lactation consultant Ms. Adhara A. Sebuado, a registered nurse, and an International Board Certificate Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
With its reopening, 9 and Beyond is more accessible and convenient as it shares space with a new boutique cafe, Cafe 9:04, managed by one of the center’s founders, Atty. Jomele Gangoso-Caceres, one of the so-called 9Nays, will also serve as the cafe’s general manager.
“I look forward to not only serving coffee but also serving families in our continued advocacy to normalize breastfeeding,” Caceres said. “Moving forward, we assure everyone a time well spent at the cafe and at the center.” Caceres continued.
Starting this month, 9 and Beyond will resume in-person classes beginning with a free talk on essential oils and free iTovi Body Scan on opening day, and a watercolor florals painting workshop in celebration of Flores de Mayo. By June, all staple classes to support new families will resume. Breastfeeding essentials and other curated household products will also be available at the new center. Lactation consultations are still by appointment.
Iloilo’s first mother and child center, and pioneering parenting center, is now open to the public once again. The Iloilo based center is now located on the 2/F of Ana Ros Building, along Simeon Ledesma Street in Jaro, Ilolio City.