Breastfeeding Class

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This page is for those who are taking our Breastfeeding Class. Please look at the links below for class handouts and more information on topics covered in these classes.

Breastfeeding Class

Recommended books:

  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by The La Leche League International
  • The Nursing Mother’s Companion by Kathleen Huggins
  • Mothering your Nursing Toddler by Norma Jane Bumgarner
  • Mothering Multiples by Karen Kerchoff Gromada
  • Defining Your Own Success (Breastfeeding after Breast Surgery) by Diana West

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Breast Pumps:  The type of breast pump you need will depend on the amount of pumping you plan to do.  If you are a stay-at-home mom and only want to pump to be able to give an occasional bottle, a hand pump or battery operated pump may be sufficient for your needs.  If you plan to return to work and pump while at work to keep up your supply of breastmilk, you will need a personal electric pump or a hospital-grade breast pump.  You'll learn more about pumping in our Breastfeeding Class.  You can also make an appointment with our Breastfeeding Center (630-527-3238) to discuss breastfeeding and pumping. [Check with your insurance company to see how the purchase or rental of breastpumps and breastfeeding supplies are covered.  Your insurance company should also cover consultations with lactation consultants, but check to see if there are certain requirements such as a doctor's order.]

  • Ameda Hospital-grade breast pumps can be rented by the day from our Breastfeeding Center (630-527-3238) or call the Mother/Baby unit at 630-527-6920.
  • Personal-use electric breast pumps (Ameda Purely Yours) can be purchased (comparably priced to local stores) from our Essentials gift shop.  Look for a 10% off coupon in your Breastfeeding class. 

Did you miss a class?  If you missed a class that you had signed up for (due to illness or bad weather), please email me (sbard@edward.org) to see if we can get you into a make-up class.  Susan Bard