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Breastfeeding

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.

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Class Date: Location: Instructor(s):  
Tue May 20, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
ORMC East Campus Auditorium
515 N. Adams
Odessa, TX
Breastfeeding Educator sign up
Mon Jul 07, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
ORMC East Campus Auditorium
515 N. Adams
Odessa, TX
Breastfeeding Educator sign up
Mon Aug 25, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
ORMC East Campus Auditorium
515 N. Adams
Odessa, TX
Breastfeeding Educator sign up
Mon Oct 13, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
ORMC East Campus Auditorium
515 N. Adams
Odessa, TX
Breastfeeding Educator sign up
Mon Dec 01, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
ORMC East Campus Auditorium
515 N. Adams
Odessa, TX
Breastfeeding Educator sign up