If you plan to breastfeed your baby we encourage you to register for this two hour Breastfeeding class. You will discuss essential information on: how your body produces milk, what an effective latch looks like, how to know if your baby is feeding well, the basics of expressing your milk, what to expect during the beginning and what support resources are available once you've been discharged. Our Lactation Services Team encourages you to bring your support person with you to the Breastfeeding Class. A supportive partner positively impacts breastfeeding success and should learn about the breastfeeding process along side of you.
Breastfeeding Classes are held at Iowa Methodist and Methodist West Hospital - Please take note of location when registering.
- Classes at Iowa Methodist are held in the Education & Research Center (ERC) - located on the ground level of the Iowa Methodist Parking Garage. The Iowa Methodist Parking Garage is located on the west side of the Iowa Methodist Campus, on the corner of Pleasant St. and 14th Place. We recommend parking in the Iowa Methodist Parking Garage and taking the South parking garage elevators to the Ground Level. After exiting the elevator, you will be in the ERC. View Maps & Directions: Iowa Methodist Campus and Education & Research Center (ERC)
Please note: The Woodland Avenue entrance will be locked.
- Classes at Methodist West are held in the Conference Center - The Conference Center entrance is located on the West side of the hospital (back side of the hospital), use the Short Term Parking areas or employee parking spots. View Maps & Directions: Methodist West Campus
Click on the Register Now button above to register for an upcoming class - registration must be completed online. If you're needing to cancel a class or for further assistance please call 515.241.6763.
- Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment, if this should happen you will be notified by email or phone one week in advance and given the opportunity to register for the next available classes.
- For cancelations due to inclement weather, please tune into your local TV or Radio stations. Cancelations will also be posted on our website at UnityPoint Health - Des Moines - You will also receive notification if your class is cancelled by phone/ email
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