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Breastfeeding Class

The Breastfeeding Class is part of the overall Childbirth Preparation course, but it can also be taken alone as a single-session course. Learn the basics of breastfeeding preparation and techniques and newborn nutrition from the experienced MetroHealth nursing team.

Breastfeeding event at the Zoo!

August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month! Join MetroHealth and the Cuyahoga County WIC Program on Monday, August 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cleveland MetroParks Zoo for a day filled with education and fun! Click here for event details.

Reasons to Breastfeed

Breastfeeding benefits for Baby:

  • Breastmilk is far healthier for baby’s tummy and protects your baby from becoming overweight (by 24%). Breastmilk gives your baby lifelong protection from diabetes by up to 40%!
  • Breastmilk decreases your baby’s risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) by 36%!
  • Breastmilk is brain power! Children who were breastfed have been shown to be smarter and perform better in the classroom!
  • Breastmilk reduces cancer risk! Breastfeeding protects baby from childhood cancers.
  • Babies who are breastfed for at least 6 months are 40% less likely to develop asthma and have 7 times fewer allergies! Breastmilk dramatically reduces infection rates in babies! Respiratory infections are reduced by up to 74% and ear infections by up to 50%. 

Breastfeeding benefits for Mom:

  • When you produce breastmilk for your baby, you can burn up to 500 calories per day, equal to 4 pounds worth of calories per month! Breastfeeding moms are more likely to maintain a healthy weight throughout their life. 
  • Breastfeeding is heart healthy! Breastfeeding is protective from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes!
  • If you breastfeed your baby, you can save up to $1,500 per year! WIC also supports breastfeeding moms by giving them bigger food packages and longer program enrollment. 
  • Breastfeeding protects moms from breast cancer (by up to 28%) and ovarian cancer (by 21%)! 
     

2014 Course Schedule

Classes are held on Thursday from 6 - 8:30 p.m.

  • July 24
  • August 28
  • October 9
  • November 13
  • December 18 

You can now register online! Click here to request a seat in this class or call 216-778-3381.
Classes meet at:

MetroHealth Medical Center
Rammelkamp Research Building Room #R170
2500 MetroHealth Drive 
Cleveland, OH 44109
MetroHealth Medical Center Main Campus Map (PDF)


800-554-5251
 

Meet Christie, Sam, and Henry in our Birthing Center video tour! 

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Click here to view 2014 Childbirth Education Schedule. Call 216-778-3381 to register.

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  • 2500 MetroHealth Drive|Cleveland, OH 44109|(216) 778-7800
  • All Rights Reserved.