Free Breastfeeding Classes Offered By Department Of Health

By on January 2, 2018 in Community Stories

Daytona Beach — The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia) is hosting no-cost breastfeeding classes for new and expectant mothers. Classes cover the basics of breastfeeding and are scheduled at DOH-Volusia locations from 6 to 8 p.m.:

· Tues., Jan. 9, 775, at 775 Harley Strickland Blvd., Orange City.

· Wed., Jan. 10, at 717 W. Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach.

·Thurs., Jan. 18, at 1845 Holsonback Dr., Daytona Beach.

Each evening class is a one-time session. Reservations are suggested but not required.

 Lactation consultants from the department’s Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program offer resources and assistance to breastfeeding mothers. WIC also offers breastfeeding peer counseling programs. Trained peer counselors are chosen from the same socio/economic/ethnic groups as WIC clients and have successfully breastfed their own babies.  Breastfeeding peer counselors provide mother-to-mother basic breastfeeding education and support to pregnant and breastfeeding moms.

Photo courtesy of Oksana Kuzmina and Shutterstok.com.

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2018

 

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