Breastfeeding Support

Classes & Support Group


Intérprete gratuito | مترجم مجاني | Mukalimani wa bure | Nishulka Dobhasey

Central District Health's Breastfeeding Basics class covers the following topics:

1. Your body is built for breastfeeding
2. How the breast makes milk including breast anatomy, milk supply, American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations.
3. Having a breastfeeding plan to take to the hospital which includes exclusive breastfeeding, importance of skin-to-skin, rooming in.
4. Health benefits of breastfeeding for mother and baby.
5. When to Feed Your Baby: hunger cues, feeding guidelines, cluster feedings.
6. How can I tell if my baby is getting enough to eat including growth spurts, counting diapers, proper weight gain, and keeping a feeding log.
7. Expressing and pumping milk, nipple care, and warning signs of problems.
8. Breastfeeding support at WIC, feeding in public, and returning to work or school.

Please contact the Boise WIC Office at 208-327-7488 for more information.


Breastfeeding Support Group

In response to COVID-19, the Breastfeeding Support Group will be held virtually or conducted over the phone with clinic staff . Call the WIC Office at 208-327-7488 to schedule your Breastfeeding Support appointment.

WIC provides a FREE weekly breastfeeding support group open to WIC clients in the community.

When: Every Monday (except holiday Mondays)
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Central District Health – Huckleberry Room | 707 N. Armstrong Place (off of Emerald between Five Mile and Mitchell)

No need to register. This group is FREE and is facilitated by a lactation consultant. This group provides an opportunity for new mothers to ask questions and share information and feelings in a safe, nonjudgmental and supportive atmosphere.

Why?


To get a good start on breastfeeding
To meet other mothers who are breastfeeding
To ask questions and receive support from lactation specialists

Intérprete gratuito | مترجم مجاني | Mukalimani wa bure | Nishulka Dobhasey

upcoming events



Nov 26/27
Holiday Hours

CDH offices are closed on Thursday, 11/26 for Thanksgiving. We will reopen on Friday, 11/27 with modified call center hours from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm | 208-321-2222

Dec 15:15 pm
CDH Board of Health Meeting

The next CDH Board of Health meeting is on December 1 at 5:15 pm. View the public notice & agenda, HERE. The Board holds meetings via video conference on Tuesdays at 5:15 p.m. (with some exceptions) at its Armstrong Office in Boise, ID. Learn more about BOH meetings, HERE. View past meetings via YouTube.

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