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Breastfeeding Basics

04/14/2020

The get-real breastfeeding guide class provides parents with information about breastfeeding and offers positive support for new breastfeeding families.

Fathers and grandmothers are encouraged to attend to learn what breastfeeding is like and what to expect. Breastfeeding is most successful with positive support.

You'll discuss how breastfeeding is initiated in the hospital, what to expect in those first weeks, handling working situations, and pumping and storing milk. We'll recommend some great books about breastfeeding that you can read during your pregnancy.

When you leave class, you'll have the basic knowledge of correct and comfortable positioning and how to assess adequate feeding.

For questions, please call 217- 588-6254. Registration includes you and a support person. 

Join the Mom Baby Group, a fun and educational group for all moms and their babies under 12 months. The group meets every Thursday, except on holidays, at 1 p.m. Call to make arrangements to attend at 217-788-3378.

Lactation Consultation is available by private appointment at the mother's or physician's request. Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 1 - 5 p.m. 

View the full 2020 class schedule

  • Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Location: Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation
  • Room: 2B

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