Description: Lakes Regional Healthcare sponsors a two-hour session on the basics of breastfeeding for expectant parents. Topics include:
Golden Rule of breastfeeding
Advantages for baby, mother, and father
Anatomy of the human breast
How lactation occurs
Care of your breasts
Managing possible problems
Information especially for fathers
Ingredients for effective breastfeeding
Classes are held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the hospitals Education Center in the Big Spirit Room.
This class is offered free of charge. In addition, a book entitled Breast-feeding: A Parents Guide is given to those who attend.
Registration is required by clicking on the link below or by calling 712-336-8700 extension 1129 anytime.
A breastfeeding support group is also available by area women who have had successful breastfeeding experiences. This support group will offer you the opportunity to ask questions and share experiences with others who have known the joys of breastfeeding. Please ask your Breastfeeding Class instructor for details.