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Breastfeeding Your Baby: The Basics 2013

Register mother only (coach/partner is included in registration). Please include in your registration: physician name, due date and hospital. Please register early and consider taking this class in your 6th or 7th month of pregnancy if possible.

Topics include:

  • Mom and her support person will learn the health, financial and "green" benefits of breastfeeding for baby, mom, family and community.
  • Support people will learn how to encourage and help mom reach her goal of successfully breastfeeding baby, and how their role in caring for baby has a major impact on baby, mom and the family. FAQ: Do dads/support people attend Breastfeeding Class? Answer: We average about 80% of dads/support people attending class.
  • Mom and her support person will lean how to recognize if breastfeeding is going well; including how breast milk is made, baby's feeding cues, positioning, latching baby to breast, frequency and length of feedings, and how to know if baby is getting enough breast milk.
  • Mom and her support person will learn how to prevent and treat complications, and where to find help if they do occur.

Bring to class:
"Gift of Motherhood" book, (if received from previous prenatal class, otherwise will be provided)
Snack and Beverage (if you choose) or Cafeteria is open 7 days a week from 6:30 am to 7:00 pm.

Inclement Weather Cancellations: Classes may be cancelled due to severe inclement weather or unsafe travel conditions. Cancellations will be announced on TMJ4 Television and radio station or call the Women's and Children's Care Center at 262-329-4700.

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