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Basics of Breastfeeding


Learn about the advantages of breastfeeding, and receive tips for a positive and successful experience. Learn to recognize your baby's hunger cues, how to properly position your baby to feed and how to make sure the latch is correct. A lactation consultant or counselor will guide you through the basics of breastfeeding in the early days and weeks. 

Important Class Information
  • It is recommended that you begin classes after your first trimester is complete and plan to finish your classes at least 3 weeks before your due date.
  • Registration fee includes a total of 2 people.
  • Having children or extra people attending these classes is prohibited due to the graphic content of some instructional material and dialog, as well as the partner-specific activities.
  • This class is eligible for reimbursement through Physicians Plus and Unity Health Plans.
  • This class meets at the Meriter Business Center (off Rimrock Road).
  • A tour of the Birthing Center is not included in this class. Tours require advanced registration or you may view our online tour, at your convenience, at

Refund Policy/Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund will be issued when cancellation of a class is made 1 week or more prior to the class start date.
  • A 50% refund will be issued when cancellation of a class is made less than 1 week prior to the class start date.
  • Students may transfer, prior to the start of class, to another class of equal cost, with no financial penalty.
  • In the event of inclement weather and the Women’s Health Education Department cancels a class, there is no financial penalty to the student. The student will be offered the opportunity to attend a class at a later date. If the student chooses to not reschedule, a full refund will be issued. If the student chooses to not attend a class, due to weather, and does not transfer to another class the student will receive a 50% refund.

If you have further questions, please call the Women's Health Education Department at (608) 417-8446.

Additional Information
To get you off to the best-possible start, we provide you with "A Guide to your New Family's First Weeks", a booklet written by the healthcare professionals at Meriter, that answers the questions you'll have during your first weeks home. The booklet is discussed during this class. Click here to download the booklet ! Please note the PDF file is quite large, so it may take a while to open.

Are you looking for a pediatrician to be your family’s healthcare partner? Our Meriter Medical Group physicians would be honored to be considered during your search. Click here to learn how to set up a free meet and greet session.

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Date Time
Start End Start End Location Instructor Spaces Remaining
11/4/14 11/4/14 6:30 PM 9:00 PM Meriter Business Center Health Education Instructor None
12/11/14 12/11/14 6:30 PM 9:00 PM Meriter Business Center Health Education Instructor 3


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