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Breastfeeding Class (Main Campus, Hanchett Auditorium) Learn the art of breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Class (Main Campus, Hanchett Auditorium)

Overview

In this class you'll receive information on how to get started, learn the benefits of colostrum and skin-to-skin, as well as, the value of exclusivity. The class will discuss nutritional needs, positioning and latch, how to know your baby is getting enough, and will dispel common myths. The class will also explore choosing a breast pump, expressing and storing milk and tips for returning to work.

Who Should Enroll?

We recommend you attend this class in your seventh month of pregnancy, although you are welcome to join anytime. A support person is encouraged to attend.

Upcoming Dates

Fees

Regular Fee

Free

Employee Fee

Free

Discount Policy

Discounts are available to Lowell General Hospital employees for select programs. Employees must provide their employee identification number which will be verified. To inquire about these discounts, please call 1-877-544-9355.

Refund Policy

Please call 1-877-LGH-WELL to cancel if unable to attend.

Instructors

This class is taught by a certified lactation consultant.

Room

Hanchett Auditorium

Weather Policy

If Lowell public schools are closed due to weather, classes/events held by the Center for Community Health and Wellness will also be cancelled. Visit the Lowell General Hospital website www.lowellgeneral.org and look for an alert banner. Cancellations and/or delays due to weather conditions visit 7 NEWS at http://www.whdh.com.

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