Breastfeeding Support

Mother with her breastfeeding infant. Mama kissing baby's hand.

Breastfeeding Support

Lactation specialists are available 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week to support new moms. Information on positioning, latching on, breast care, mom’s nutritional needs and more is available. In addition, the Richland Hospital offers pre-natal breastfeeding classes and monthly breastfeeding support group meetings.

Richland Hospital is 1 of only 10 Wisconsin Hospitals to receive Baby-Friendly (Breastfeeding-Friendly) Certification. Read more about this important certification on our Baby-Friendly Designation page.

Health Benefits for Breastfeeding Moms

  • Reduced risk of breast and ovarian cancers
  • Reduced risk of anemia
  • Protection against osteoporosis and hip fracture later in life
  • Helps return mothers body to pre-pregnancy state faster

Health Benefits to Breastfed Babies

  • Human milk provides babies with the most complete and optimal mix of nutrients & antibodies
  • Breast milk has a varying composition which keeps pace with the infant’s growth & changing nutritional needs
  • Reduced risk of diabetes
  • Protection against ear infections, respiratory illness & meningitis
  • Reduced risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)
  • Reduced incidence and severity of allergic diseases
  • Breastfeeding plays an important role in the emotional development of babies
  • Babies develop higher IQ’s
  • Breastfeeding lessens the risk of heart disease later in life

Topics Covered in Class

  • Making the decision to breastfeed
  • Preparation for breastfeeding
  • How to put the baby on breast
  • Helpful hints for the first few days
  • Nutrition while breastfeeding
  • Returning to work

Class Location

  • The Richland Hospital, Inc.

2017 Class Schedule

  • March 15 and 22
  • May 17 and 24
  • July 19 and 26
  • September 20 and 27
  • November 15 and 22
The fee is $10 for both classes. Please register by calling the number below so that we may plan accordingly.

For More Information

(608) 647-6321, extension 2374

The Richland Hospital, Inc.
333 East Second Street
Richland Center, WI 53581

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