Breastfeeding Classes

Making sure that you and your baby have the best start is one of our highest priorities. Breastfeeding your baby will help to provide a strong foundation for their health.  Choosing to breastfeed can offer many health benefits including protection from viruses and bacteria, fewer ear infections, incidents of diarrhea and respiratory illnesses.

As part of our commitment to ensuring that mothers and babies’ health get off to a good start, Jamaica Hospital provides free Breast Feeding Education Classes.

To learn more about or sign up for our breastfeeding classes, please email breastfeedingclasses@jhmc.org


WIC Prenatal Breastfeeding Support Group

For Jamaica Hospital WIC participants, this is a great opportunity to speak to certified lactation counselors about your feeding plan.


All meetings will be held virtually

Every Tuesday (except holidays):

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. – Prenatal Spanish-Speaking Group
12:30 a.m.-1:30 a.m. – Breastfeeding Spanish-Speaking Group

Every Thursday (except holidays):
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. –Breastfeeding English-Speaking Group
12:30 a.m.-1:30 a.m. –Prenatal English-Speaking Group

For more information call 718-206-8609

Women’s Health Center Postpartum Breastfeeding Support Group

Bring your baby and meet other breastfeeding moms in your community. This is a great opportunity to ask your questions in a group or private setting.

Meetings are held Wednesdays: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Learn about the benefits of breastfeeding for you and your baby
Classes will be held virtually

For more information call 718-291-3276

La Leche League Leaders of Jamaica at Women’s Health Center

In an effort to offer mothers who chose to breastfeed ongoing support Jamaica Hospital has collaborated with La Leche League to provide education, support and encouragement during monthly group meetings.

Meetings are held every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at our Women’s Health Center, 133-03 Jamaica Ave Richmond Hill, NY 11418. For more information, please call

For more information718-218-3912.

Neontal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Support Group

Breastfeeding babies in NICU can be challenging. We support new moms with babies who have stayed in the NICU throughout this process. We provide information and instruction on everything from pumping to kangaroo care.


Meetings will be held on the 2nd Tuesday of the Month 12:00PM-1:00PM
Classes will be held virtually
For more information call 718-356-9809.