MVHS offers breastfeeding classes

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UTICA — Mohawk Valley Health System Maternal Child Services offers free monthly breastfeeding classes for expectant parents who have chosen or are considering breastfeeding.

Common breastfeeding concerns will be addressed and breastfeeding education and resource information will be provided. Fathers are encouraged to attend. 

Classes are held at the St. Luke’s Campus in the Allen-Calder Conference Rooms 1 and 2 at 1656 Champlin Ave., Utica. Classes are held every first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The next class will be held on Saturday, April 2. For more information or to register for classes, call Registered Nurse Galina Karpova at 315-624-4782. 

In addition to the classes, MVHS offers the Breastfeeding Café as a meeting space for pregnant and breastfeeding moms to support one another, socialize and receive clinical support. Refreshments are served and a baby weight station is available.

The group meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month from noon to 2:30 p.m. in the Centering Pregnancy room, located on the first floor of the MVHS Faxton Campus at 1675 Bennett St., Utica. Upcoming dates for the Café are Tuesday, April 5 and Tuesday, April 20. 

To register for the Breastfeeding Café, call RN Karpova at 315-624-4782. 

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