Breastfeeding Classes

 

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.

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.

Meetings are held Wednesdays:9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. – Spanish Speaking Class

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. – English Speaking Class

2 p.m.-3 p.m. – English Speaking Class
Location: WIC Program at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
134-20 Jamaica Avenue, 3rd Floor, Jamaica, NY 11418

718-206-8604

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:9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Spanish Speaking Class

10 a.m.-11 a.m. English Speaking Class

11 a.m.-12 p.m. English Speaking Class

Saturday meetings are available by appointment only from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  To receive more information, please call 718-291-3276.

Location: Women’s Health Center

133-03 Jamaica Ave Richmond Hill, NY 11418

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 ourWomen’s Health Center, 133-03 Jamaica Ave Richmond Hill, NY 11418. For more information, please call

718-206-8645.

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.

1st Tuesday of the Month12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

718-206-8645

Location: 2 North Classroom

8900 Van Wyck Expressway Jamaica, NY 11418