Breastfeeding

This class provides important information about breastfeeding, skin-to-skin contact, laid back nursing, how to latch baby and recognizing whether or not baby is getting enough breast milk. It is especially helpful for:

  • first-time moms and dads
  • those who previously had a negative breastfeeding experience
  • mothers with flat, inverted, short or large nipples
  • mothers with very large or small breasts
  • those expecting multiples
  • mothers at high risk (pre-eclampsia, known fetal anomaly, etc.)
  • mothers who have had breast surgery (reduction, augmentation, trauma, etc.)
  • parents who want to better understand the benefits and challenges of breastfeeding

The Birthplace’s breastfeeding class is taught by internationally board-certified lactation consultants. Fathers are strongly encouraged to attend.

All childbirth classes are free of charge for those delivering at The Birthplace of Lutheran Children’s Hospital. Visit the Calendar of Events for a complete list of upcoming childbirth classes. Register for classes online or call (260) 435-7338.

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LUTHERAN HEALTH NETWORK
BLUFFTON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER | DUKES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL |
DUPONT HOSPITAL* | KOSCIUSKO COMMUNITY HOSPITAL* |
LUTHERAN HEALTH PHYSICIANS | LUTHERAN HOSPITAL* | MEDSTAT |
THE ORTHOPEDIC HOSPITAL* | REDIMED | REHABILITATION HOSPITAL* |
ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL*

*A physician owned hospital.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.

Working hand-in-hand with pediatricians and specialists, Lutheran Children's Hospital offers families expert pediatric medical care in an environment filled with imagination and color. The Lutheran Children's Hospital is located inside Lutheran Hospital at 7950 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46804
(260) 435-2699.

*ER wait times are door to clinical professional and can change quickly depending on the urgency of patients that arrive by ambulance. Lutheran Health Network provides care to patients with life-threatening illnesses first.

Lutheran Hospital is owned in part by physicians.

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