Breastfeeding education and support is conveniently available before and after the birth of your child.
Before baby arrives
GRHS provides breastfeeding education as a part of our Best Beginnings prenatal classes. We recommend that all first-time mothers and their partners take the class. Expectant mothers who’ve taken the prenatal course in the past are welcome to join us for a refresher session on breastfeeding. For more information, visit our prenatal class page.
Your GRHS health care provider is also an excellent resource for information on breastfeeding. In addition, we are pleased to provide free, online access to our breastfeeding education book below:
At the birthing center
Your Best Beginnings Birthing Center nurse will help you establish breastfeeding and monitor your progress throughout your hospital stay.
Once baby is at home
McLeod County Public Health offers free, individualized breastfeeding support to residents of McLeod County. Whether you have questions about latching, nutrition, medications you can take while nursing, or your baby’s weight gain, Public Health can help. You can meet one-on-one with a nurse or lactation consultant:
To learn more or schedule a breastfeeding consultation, call McLeod County Public Health at 320-864-3185.