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Birthing and lactation classes

Lactation Classes

From pregnancy through the early weeks of your baby’s life, the Women’s Pavilion for Birthing offers a host of resources and training for women and their families. Lactation Consultant Linda LeMon is available in the maternity unit to work with mothers on breastfeeding. After discharge, she continues to provide support through our telephone tri-age phone line and our breastfeeding support groups which meet every first and third Wednesday of the month. Mothers from the region meet with Linda LeMon to talk about breastfeeding and parenting issues, and moms can meet others in the area and exchange information and experiences. Our Face Book club – Moms Love HVHC – provides another way for new mothers to interact. Between 80 to 90 percent of mothers who give birth at HVHC exclusively breastfeed their babies, one of the highest rates in the state and significantly above the national average. Why is this important? Because studies show that breast-fed babies have stronger immune systems, fewer ailment and are less likely to be overweight in later years. The Hospital received an Award of Excellence from the New York State Health Department in April 2011 for its breastfeeding support programs. Hudson Valley Hospital Center is also the only hospital in Westchester and Putnam Counties to be accredited by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.

For more information on childbirth and lactation support programs click here or please call 914-734-3896