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Lactation Consultant Services/Breastfeeding Classes

Working together for a healthier tomorrow!

Maria Friend, RN, BSN

Director of Early Care Programs

Phone: 301-334-7720
or 301-895-3111
FAX: 301-334-7722
E-Mail: maria.friend@maryland.gov

Hours of Operation:
Mon. - Fri. 8:00am – 5:00pm

2018 Breastfeeding Classes

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) services are provided prenatally and while the infant is breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is encouraged because of its benefits to the infant, mother and society. Infants who are breastfed are less likely to develop health-related complications and require fewer hospitalizations.

What you need to know before baby comes – FREE of charge

Bring a family member, friend, or anyone who wants to know more about breastfeeding. Dads are welcome – they can help! Please bring a doll or stuffed animal

6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Classes

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Classes
Monday, January 8, 2018

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Monday, March 5, 2018

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Monday, May 7, 2018

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Monday, August 6, 2018

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Monday, October 1, 2018

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Monday, December 3, 2018

Classroom 202, on the upper level of the Garrett County Health Department, between WIC and Healthy Families offices.

Call 301-334-7720, or 301-895-3111, to sign up.

Bring your breastfeeding questions about:

  • going back to work or school
  • breast surgery
  • allergies
  • tattoos or piercings
  • feeding twins
  • nursing bras
  • bottles, pacifiers
  • whatever is on your mind

Learn about:

  • how mother’s milk protects your baby
  • getting off to a good start in the hospital
  • ways to prevent soreness
  • being sure baby is getting plenty of milk
  • pumping-why, when and how
  • storing pumped milk
  • fitting nursing into your day (and night)
  • when diet, medications or other issues may affect breastfeeding
  • ways that family and friends can help
  • where to find help when you need it

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