Baptist Health-Fort Smith will now offer free education classes that are open to all breastfeeding mothers or women interested in breastfeeding for the future.
Classes will be held once a month and the next class is set for 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, February 21, in the Baptist Health Classroom.
The classes are free, but registration is required. You can reserve a spot by calling 1-888-BAPTIST or visit the website here.
Certified lactation counselors will prepare mothers for positive and successful experiences with breastfeeding by discussing the many benefits of breastfeeding, how to get started, basic techniques and solutions to common problems.
It is recommended that mothers bring a support person with who will learn these same basic skills and help support the mother during their hospital stay and return to home.