Many parents know breastfeeding is important and has benefits for mom, baby, and the whole family.
But did you know a woman who wants to breastfeed successfully requires assistance and support every step of the way? Your health care providers want you to be successful on your breastfeeding journey, so let us help you!
OSF St. Joseph Medical Center is the area’s only designated Baby-Friendly Hospital – the gold standard of maternity care. That means we are committed to educating new moms about the health impact of breastfeeding and ensuring moms and infants receive appropriate, evidence-based care.
As part of that commitment, we would like to provide you with the most up-to-date, evidence-based information on the benefits and management of breastfeeding. Ask your doctor how you can get a free breastfeeding class from OSF St. Joseph, and check out the resources below.
OSF St. Joseph offers a variety of birth and maternity classes.
- Central Illinois Breastfeeding Moms
- Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association
- Le Leche League