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Breastfeeding Basics Classes Offered at Murray-Calloway County Hospital

June 16, 2022

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Murray-Calloway County Hospital is now offering Breastfeeding Basics, a FREE breastfeeding class for expecting mothers. Classes are lead by MCCH Lactation Consultant, Victoria Adams, RN and will be held on Thursday, July 14th, Thursday, September 8th, and Thursday, November 10th, 2022, from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM, in the Dalton Conference Room at Murray-Calloway County Hospital. The Dalton Conference Room is located on the First Floor of the North Tower. Participants should enter at the West Entrance on 9th Street, across from the Regional Cancer Center.

Breastfeeding Basics will teach expecting mothers the benefits of breastfeeding and educate on exclusive breastfeeding. Attendees will also learn how to initiate breastfeeding and the benefits of skin-to-skin after delivery, how to prepare and get breastfeeding off to a successful start and what to expect in the first few days of breastfeeding a newborn. Techniques on how to hold and latch a newborn will be covered during the session.

In addition to Breastfeeding Basics, Kim Todd, RN, WIC Coordinator will offer information on health programs available through the Calloway-County Health Department.

MCCH offers Lactation Consultation on an inpatient and outpatient basis, throughout pregnancy, delivery, and post-partum. The service is available during pregnancy on an outpatient basis with Alycia Janow, LPN, at Women’s Health of Murray, during the delivery hospital stay with Victoria Adams, RN, and outpatient post-partum with Jadi McBride, RN, at Murray Pediatrics.

For more information on Breastfeeding Basics classes, to register for the class and other Lactation Consultation services at MCCH, call Victoria Adams, RN, at 270.762.1940.

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