Spaces still available in upcoming prenatal breastfeeding classes

April 02, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Human Resources’ Breastfeeding Support Program still has spaces available for enrollment in its prenatal breastfeeding classes offered on Saturday, May 18, and Saturday, July 13.

Taking a prenatal class is a great way to decrease anxiety about what to expect with breastfeeding. Classes are taught by an international board-certified lactation consultant. Information provided in each class is supported by the latest research, and the consultant will draw on her experience from working with mothers and babies for more than 15 years.

PSU-140, Basics of Breastfeeding

This class will cover information needed to prepare for breastfeeding during the early weeks.

Topics may include;

  • Establishing milk supply
  • Positioning and latch
  • How to tell if baby is getting enough milk
  • Normal newborn behavior

PSU-141 Working and Breastfeeding

In this class, participants will receive information related to combining work/student life and breastfeeding.

 Topics may include;

  • Milk expression and storage
  • Bottle feeding a breastfed baby
  • Planning for return to work or class

Both classes are offered for a nominal fee for all Penn State expectant parents and can be taken separately or back-to-back, depending on one's schedule. For more information or questions, contact Stephanie Shuey, lactation consultant and coordinator of the Breastfeeding Support Program, at sxr122@psu.edu.

Last Updated April 02, 2019