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This two hour course is filled with essential information to help prepare for breastfeeding your infant. Taught by certified lactation consultant. No fee for this class. 

Class discussion includes: • The innumerable health and nutritional benefits for baby and mom • The influence on breastfeeding success of your significant other, family, and visitors • The anatomy and physiology of breastfeeding • Colostrum and changes in breastmilk composition • Making enough milk • Feeding cues; awakening a sleepy baby for feeding • Positions; latching-on; removing the infant from your breast • Length and frequency of feedings; keeping a breastfeeding diary • How to be sure your baby is eating well • Managing engorgement, soreness, and other potential problems • Techniques for pumping and storing milk for later feedings and renting/purchasing the breast pump that's right for your situation; rental sources; bottles and nipples; pacifiers • Breastfeeding after a Cesarean birth; breastfeeding twins and premature babies • Strategies for continuing to breastfeed following return to work or school • Diet and medications, including birth control. 
This class provides information for expectant or new parents on basic infant care and helps increase parents’ knowledge and self-confidence as they prepare for the addition of a new member to their family.

Please Note: There is room for you and one additional person to attend class.

For more information, please call 432-582-8672.

Location: This class is located in the East Campus Auditorium.  This is at the corner of 5th and Adams Street.  Please enter in the front doors and take a left.  You will pass the cafeteria, continue down the hallway it will be in the double doors at the very end of the hallway.

Parking: You can park in the parking lot to the South of hospital or to the East.  These lots are clearly labeled with ORMC Parking signs.  Do not park on private parking lots of other physician offices, proper signage is posted and they could tow your vehicle.
Have questions about Basic Breastfeeding Class? Contact Odessa Regional Medical Center

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Odessa Regional Medical Center
515 N. Adams
Odessa, TX 79761

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