Congratulations on your decision to breastfeed. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months and to continue for at least a year. In this class you and partner will learn all the evidence based benefits of breastfeeding, how skin to skin plays a role in your breastfeeding relationship, how milk is produced, what it takes to maintain your milk supply, nursing positions and how to get support after going home. These steps and techniques will help you feel more confident and get off to a great start and maintain successful breastfeeding. Learn about what becoming a "Baby friendly Hospital" means and how the St. Mary's is here to support you, your baby and your decision to breastfeed.
I feel more prepared and EMPOWERED to breastfeed. This class met my expectations, gave me information I did not know prior to and made me more confident in know how to breastfeed, I look forward to it now. I feel much more prepared and positive about this being a good and successful experience. Exceeded my expectations.
Payment is required to hold spot in class. PLEASE bring your Childbirth book from your express as this is what you will need for the breastfeeding class. Class starts promptly at designated time please allow enough time for parking etc.
Please call 298-2229 to register for this class if you attended our Express class as it FREE of charge!
Your support person is encouraged to attend this class with you! Please feel free to bring a drink/snack. Park in the parking garage, enter the hospital and take the Monument Elevators to the 5th floor.
All cancellations must be done 72 HOURS PRIOR TO class date in order to receive full refund. Classes are subject to cancellation or change of dates due to low registrants/weather you will be moved to another date or a full refund.
Do not need to attend this class separately if registered for the Understanding Birth Or Young Adult Class.
Please join us after your birth at the Breastfeeding Support Group Every Tuesday 10-11:30 AM at the Pavillion on Wellington at Entrance #25 , Reflection Room.