OCEAN COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT OFFERING
FREE BREASTFEEDING CLASSES THROUGHOUT 2019
(Toms River) – Many studies show that new moms often don’t have the proper support and education about breastfeeding. That’s why the Ocean County Health Department (OCHD) is now offering a FREE breastfeeding class for all expectant mothers called “Nursing Your Newborn.” This new class is being held every third Wednesday of the month throughout 2019 at the Southern Ocean County Medical Center.
“The Ocean County Health Department is proud to be teaming up with Southern Ocean Medical Center by offering this free, 2 hour class, and preparing mothers with the basics to begin her breastfeeding journey,” explains Daniel E. Regenye, Ocean County Health Department Public Health Coordinator.
The following is a list of topics the class will cover:
*How breastfeeding works *Establish a good milk supply *How to get your baby to latch
*How to know if your baby is getting enough milk *Positions for breastfeeding
*When and where to get support * How to choose a breast pump
*Return to work and maintain your milk supply * Common challenges *And much more!
“We are very excited about this program and the chance to help remove obstacles to obtaining high-level, evidence-based lactation support in the county, says Patricia High, Ocean County Health Department Assistant Public Health Coordinator. “Allow the OCHD professionals to help give you the best instruction and guide you through the nursing process because the more education you get now the better equipped you’ll be at home with your baby.”
The Nursing Your Newborn breastfeeding classes are free, but registration is required. Please call 1-800-560-9990 to reserve a spot for you and one support person. The class is held every third Wednesday of each month and will be held at the Beach Plum Conference Room from 7PM-9PM at the Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin.
Regenye added, “You can certainly learn about breastfeeding on the internet or from other materials, but nothing is better than the information, interaction and hands-on lessons you’ll receive from this class.”
For more information about the breastfeeding, please click on the Ocean County Health Department website at www.ochd.org/breastfeeding. Also, please check out our new website at www.phu2.org, to access and learn more about our Public Health is You Too! campaign to help equip you to take simple steps to improve your health.