Breastfeeding Classes & Support Group

Breastfeeding Support


CDHD's Breastfeeding Basics class covers the following topics:

1. Your body is built for breastfeeding
2. How the breast makes milk including breast anatomy, milk supply, American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations.
3. Having a breastfeeding plan to take to the hospital which includes exclusive breastfeeding, importance of skin-to-skin, rooming in.
4. Health benefits of breastfeeding for mother and baby.
5. When to Feed Your Baby: hunger cues, feeding guidelines, cluster feedings.
6. How can I tell if my baby is getting enough to eat including growth spurts, counting diapers, proper weight gain, and keeping a feeding log.
7. Expressing and pumping milk, nipple care, and warning signs of problems.
8. Breastfeeding support at WIC, feeding in public, and returning to work or school.

Please contact the Boise WIC Office at 208-327-7488 for more information.


Breastfeeding Support Group

WIC provides a FREE weekly breastfeeding support group open to WIC clients in the community.

When: Every Monday (except holiday Mondays)
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Central District Health Department – Huckleberry Room | 707 N. Armstrong Place (off of Emerald between Five Mile and Mitchell)

No need to register. This group is FREE and is facilitated by a lactation consultant. This group provides an opportunity for new mothers to ask questions and share information and feelings in a safe, nonjudgmental and supportive atmosphere.

Why?


To get a good start on breastfeeding
To meet other mothers who are breastfeeding
To ask questions and receive support from lactation specialists

upcoming events

Events Timeline



Apr 22 11 am
WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD CELEBRATION

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Free - Hosted by Boise Urban Garden School
Idaho Botanical Garden
Boise, ID

Apr 2211 am
UNPLUG & BE OUTSIDE

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Free - Hosted by City of Meridian
Storey Park
Meridian, ID

May 3 6:30 am
WALK-IN CHOLESTEROL CLINIC

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Central District Health
707 N. Armstrong Pl.
Boise, ID