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wic breastfeeding classes

Posted by on Mar. 16, 2015 at 5:32 PM
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How important are breastfeeding classes before attempting to breastfeed?
by on Mar. 16, 2015 at 5:32 PM
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toogle887
by on Mar. 16, 2015 at 6:01 PM
I wouldn't think multiple classes would be necessary.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Mar. 16, 2015 at 6:03 PM

The bf specialist at the hospital was the only person who helped me.

celestegood
by Ruby Member on Mar. 16, 2015 at 6:04 PM
They can be very important and helpful. Although, I didn't find the WIC classes to be all that helpful. I'm sure they do help some women though.
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HistoryMamaX3
by Bronze Member on Mar. 16, 2015 at 6:04 PM
Very. It isn't as easy or natural to learn on your own and being prepared will increase your success rate! :-)
AnonyMinnie
by on Mar. 16, 2015 at 6:04 PM

I don't think classes are important but definitely speaking with someone very knowledgeable (at least a lactation consultant) would be vital just to be sure everything goes smoothly.

deccaf
by on Mar. 16, 2015 at 6:05 PM

I didn't take any and was successful.

MilkLover0203
by on Mar. 16, 2015 at 6:05 PM
Agreed. I went into it blindly and struggled a lot.

Quoting HistoryMamaX3: Very. It isn't as easy or natural to learn on your own and being prepared will increase your success rate! :-)
wkukid
by Beach Bum on Mar. 16, 2015 at 6:06 PM
All I needed was the lactation specialist at the hospital. We are 20 months and counting.
Perle1
by Gold Member on Mar. 16, 2015 at 6:08 PM
I didn't take any classes and all was well. There are usually lactation consultants on the maternity ward, and there's lots of great books out there. Honestly, I just assumed it would be fine, abd it was.
misskriss10
by Ruby Member on Mar. 16, 2015 at 6:13 PM
I haven't taken any classes but I did talk with a lactaion consultant at the hospital and just called her the couple of times I had questions after being discharged. I think classes can be great but I think you can be successful at breastfeeding without them.
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