Breastfeeding Education Classes at Oneida Health
Breastfeeding has many known health benefits and is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics for at least the first year of life. Here at Oneida Health, we are committed to supporting mothers in their breastfeeding journey. We offer breastfeeding classes for newly expectant mothers as well as mothers who have not breastfed or struggled with breastfeeding in the past. Partners are welcome and encouraged to come to the classes.
Breastfeeding is most successful when mothers have a support system in place after delivery, at Oneida Health it is our goal is to provide you with that foundation and support system to make your breastfeeding journey a positive one!
What Should I Expect?
During the class presented by Certified Lactation Consultants Desiree Stokes, LPN CLC, and Megan Collins, RN CLC, you will learn the basics of breastfeeding and tips to succeed in a positive breastfeeding journey.
You will learn about babies feeding cues and feeding schedules as a newborn. Expected weight gain including tracking of weight at our Baby Weigh station. How to latch your newborn, feeding positions, and when to know baby is full. We also cover the care of the mother while breastfeeding- what to expect, warning signs, and when to call your doctor.
Our lactation consultants can answer any questions regarding the pumping and storage of human milk as well as what to expect if you plan on returning to work.
Where are the classes located?
Classes are hosted at our Baby Weigh Station and Breastfeeding Cafe. The address is:
607 Seneca Street
Oneida, NY 13421
How do I schedule a class?
To register, please call our Lullaby Center at 315-361-2065. Walk-ins are welcome as well.