Basic Breastfeeding Classes**
Instructor will guide parents-to-be on why to breastfeed, advantages of breastfeeding, positioning of mom and baby, and how to tell your baby is getting enough to eat. Please bring a doll to practice correct positioning of baby. Class offers suggestions on the pumping and storage of breast milk, choosing equipment and practical advice on retuning to the workplace.
Cost: $15.00 per person
Basic Breastfeeding Classes on Tuesdays, 7–9 p.m.
Mercy Health Southwest, 2373 64th Street SW, Byron Center Map & Directions
Location: Grand Conference Room
- December 8, 2015
- January 26, 2016
- March 22, 2016
- May 3, 2016
- July 19, 2016
- September 13, 2016
- November 8, 2016
** Breastfeeding Support Group and Outpatient Lactation Clinic available: see below.
Breastfeeding Support Group
Available to nursing moms looking for breastfeeding support after delivery of baby. Bring your baby and ask questions or seek assistance with feedings. Pregnant mothers are welcome to attend to get a feel for the group prior to delivery. The support group is led by the Lactation Support Team.
- Mondays, 6–7:30 p.m. (Wege Building, Room 11 – sign will direct to room)
- Fridays, 3–4:30 p.m. (Wege Building, Room 11)
Breastfeeding Support Services Outpatient Lactation Clinic
Women who require follow-up breastfeeding interventions may schedule an outpatient visit with the lactation consultant. These appointments may be made based on a physician or self-referral. To schedule an appointment, call 616-685-5602 and leave a message for the lactation consultant. (If you have already scheduled an appointment, you can call 616-685-4000, option 2 for pre-registration).
If you're interested in signing up for a class, you must call the Centralized Scheduling office at 616-685-4000 Monday through Thursday between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. or Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. If you have questions, please call Theresa Mackey in the Family Education Office at (616) 685-6417.
To learn more about the Birth Center at Mercy Health Saint Mary's, click here.