GRMC Launches New Class for Expecting Parents

GRMC Launches New Class for Expecting Parents

Grinnell Regional Medical Center will begin offering a new class for expecting parents. The certified lactation counselors will offer a breastfeeding class at 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28. The class focuses on what to expect in the early days and weeks of breastfeeding.

“In many communities new mothers do not know where to turn for breastfeeding assistance,” says Kayla Sherwood, RN, certified lactation counselor. “At GRMC we offer a breastfeeding educational class that is open to both pregnant and postpartum mothers. We want to help them meet their breastfeeding goals for their baby.”

This class is taught by a certified lactation counselor. Fathers and/or support persons are encouraged to attend. Topics covered include the benefits of breastfeeding, misconceptions regarding breastfeeding, plus support and counseling to make the breastfeeding experience a success.

The fee for the 1.5-hour class is $10. Fee waiver is available. GRMC has a sliding fee schedule so that cost does not inhibit anyone from attending this program. Class will be held in the Tomasek Conference Room. This class will be offered again in January.

Please call the Kintzinger Women’s Health Center at 641-236-2324 to sign up for this class.

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