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ORMC Breastfeeding Beginnings Class
The Breastfeeding Beginnings class is taught by a Certified Lactation Consultant and is recommended for any mom who wants to learn or review the basics of breastfeeding . The class will discuss the benefits of breastfeeding, infant led feedings, position and latch on techniques, milk production and supply, and planning for return to work. Fathers or support persons are encouraged to attend as well. The class is free for those who will be delivering at Oconee Regional Medical Center and $25 for those delivering in another facility.
Classes are offered on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 9-11 a.m. in the Park Tower Education Center. For more information, please call 478-457-2352. In 2013, classes will be offered on these Saturdays: February 9, March 9, April 13, May 11, June 15, July 13, August 10, September 14, October 12, November 9 and December 14.
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Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by our staff and escorted to your Labor-Delivery-Recovery room where your labor will be assessed. It is best to discuss in advance with your physician who you would like present during your labor and birth. Family and friends are welcome to wait in our comfortable, spacious waiting area.
Breastfeeding Support Program
Because of the many health benefits breastfeeding has for both you and your baby, we strongly encourage and support breastfeeding at Oconee Regional Medical Center. Our hospital has an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and nurses trained in breastfeeding support to help assist you and teach you the skills you need to have a successful breastfeeding experience. After discharge, moms may contact our Breastfeeding Support Program at (478) 457-2352 for help with breastfeeding or to schedule a visit with the lactation consultant.