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Breastfeeding Education

Offered At:

St. James Healthcare
Butte, MT

You will learn about:

  • How to prepare for breastfeeding before your baby is born
  • Important tips for the first hour after birth
  • Skin to skin
  • Rooming in
  • Feeding on Cue
  • Positions and Latching
  • Hand Expression
  • How to make and maintain your milk supply
  • How to tell if the baby is getting enough to eat
  • And more!

Benefits of breastfeeding for Mom

  • Convenient and cost-saving – always warm and ready
  • Linked to lower risk of breast and ovarian cancers, Type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis
  • Helpful with mom's recovery after delivery

Benefits of breastfeeding for Baby

  • Provides antibodies to help fight off diseases
  • Easy to digest = less cramping and gas
  • Decreases the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
  • Decreases the likelihood of ear infections, diarrhea, pneumonia, diabetes, childhood cancer, heart disease, and obesity

It is recommended to feed your baby exclusively breastmilk for the first 6 months of life and up to a year and beyond as mother and baby chose.

Set small goals to start and remember we are here to help!


Jessica Walsh



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