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Breastfeeding Your Baby

In-person class

6 to 8 pm

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St.John's Hospital Carol Jo Vecchie Women & Children's Center 415 N 9th St | Springfield
In the event of a cancellation, we request that you notify us as soon as possible.
217-744-2229 womencare@hshs.org
This class will get expectant parents ready for a successful breastfeeding experience. We will discuss how breastfeeding works, how to breastfeed, when to feed your baby, how you know if you are getting enough milk, breast care, and the overall breastfeeding lifestyle. Learning how your body makes milk is fascinating! The class will educate new moms on what the different breastfeeding positions are and how they are used. How do you get your baby to successfully latch on? You will find out in this 2-hour Breastfeeding Your Baby Class. After knowing the basic fundamentals of breastfeeding, you will feel much more comfortable to begin your breastfeeding journey with your newborn. Other topics discussed during class include maternal nutrition, breast pumps, returning to work and weaning.

One support person may attend class with you. This is an in-person class. Please do not register until you are 20 weeks (5 months) gestation or greater. Registration is required. All instructors are registered nurses. The class is free for expectant parents delivering at St. John’s Hospital. For expectant parents delivering at a different hospital there is a $25 fee payable the evening of class. Cash only please. You will be contacted via email the week prior to the class date for confirmation on attending and the specific class location. All classes are held at St. John’s Hospital. Please enter through the lobby. Parking is available in the ramp at 9th & Carpenter Street. Please stop at the information desk and they will assist with directions to the class location.
The support person can attend class with you. There is no need to register them separately.