Breastfeeding Class for Moms and Support Persons
Now you can save gas and time by taking a breastfeeding class right here in the Smithfield/Carrollton area!
Taught by a board certified lactation consultant and bachelor degree prepared registered nurse, this class provides in-depth information for women and their partners who are interested in learning more about the advantages of breastfeeding, and how to maximize the probability of success. With over 25 years experience in a variety of maternal/child health care settings, the instructor is currently teaching childbirth preparation and breastfeeding classes, and working as a lactation consultant at a local hospital.
Topics include: Advantages to Mother and Baby, Secrets for Success (What Most Books Don't Tell You), Knowing How Breastfeeding Works, How to Tell if Your Baby is Getting Enough, Avoiding and Overcoming Common Challenges, and other useful information. There is also a segment at the end of the class for those who want additional information on breastfeeding and returning to work.
The cost is *FREE! Class members will be provided with a book and other printed materials.
ALL CLASSES are held the SECOND TUESDAY of each month, unless stated differently. Class begins at 6:45 p.m. The first segment ends around 8:20 p.m., and the breastfeeding and returning to work segment ends around 8:45 p.m, depending on questions and other needs of the class members. Classes will meet at Carrollton Baptist Church on Hwy 17 (Carrollton Blvd) near Eagle Harbor.
For more information, contact Sandy Hess at 757-237-7355 or email her at Sandy@SandyHess.com.
To register, click on "Breastfeeding Class Registration", and complete and submit the form.
Grandmothers may take this class without the expectant mother's presence.
* The primary purpose of this class is to serve the women in the Carrollton/Smithfield area. However, if a class member desires, voluntary donations of $1 or more will be accepted, with one-half of the donation to go to "The Elizabeth Project" to support breastfeeding and childbirth education for women in Kenya. The goal is to help save the lives of women and babies in that country, where the maternal and infant mortality rates are extremely high. The other half of any donation will go to help defray the cost of the class. Again, donations are voluntary. No mother will be put on the spot to donate.