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.
There is no fee for this course. For more information, please contact 432/582-8359.
Please Note: There is room for you and one additional person to attend class.
|Mon., Dec 14, 2015|
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
|ORMC East Campus Auditorium
515 N. Adams