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Feeding Your Newborn: A Successful Beginning

Categories: Childbirth Education
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NOTE: At this time, this class will be offered via Virtual Classroom on ZOOM. During registration, please provide an accurate email address. You will receive the meeting instructions via email.

St. Luke’s is here to provide you with education, resources, and support to help you feel confident and prepared to feed your baby at home. Expectant mothers (and significant others, if desired) seeking information about best practices for feeding their newborn should attend.

Topics include:

  • Human milk lactation
  • Benefits of human milk for mom and baby
  • The importance of exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months
  • Early initiation of breastfeeding
  • Breast pumps
  • Storage of human milk
  • Rooming-in with your baby
  • Feeding on demand and baby-led feeding
  • Frequent feeding to help assure optimal milk production
  • Effective positioning and attachment
  • Significant other’s role in breastfeeding
  • Community resources
  • Risks of supplementing while breastfeeding in the first six months
  • The importance of breastfeeding after your baby is six months old
  • Alternatives to breastfeeding

St. Luke's Education Department 218.249.5527