It’s no secret that some women experience more challenges throughout their breastfeeding journey than others. According to the CDC, 60 percent of mothers stop breastfeeding sooner than they planned.
At Riverview Health we understand how difficult it can be for mothers to begin and continue breastfeeding. We offer classes and support groups so moms are able to receive the support and the information they need to be successful.
The perinatal team at Riverview Health understand the many benefits of breastfeeding and provide hands-on support in hopes of easing mothers —new or experienced—into the process. They also remind mothers that breastfeeding is an investment in health—not just a lifestyle decision.
Many new moms understand the benefits associated with breastfeeding and don’t hesitate to try it, but they may need extra support or guidance for long term nursing. This is why classes and support groups are so important.
Anyone is welcome to come to our breastfeeding support group, whether they deliver at Riverview Health or not. It’s a non-judgmental atmosphere designed to help mothers feel comfortable and supported.
Riverview Health offers many opportunities for moms who might need extra guidance and support.
For more information or to sign up for a class or support group, visit riverview.org/classes.