Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding benefits to mom:

  • Promotes weight loss
  • Can lower stress levels
  • Reduces post-partum depression
  • Protects against osteoporosis
  • Reduces risk of breast,  ovarian and cervical cancer
  • Saves mom’s time

Breastfeeding benefits to baby:

  • Protects against ear infections, pneumonia, allergies, and asthma
  • May protect against obesity later in life
  • May protect from diabetes
  • May lower the risk of sudden infant death (SIDS)
  • Decreases tooth decay
  • Promotes strong facial muscles
  • Promotes healthy vision and speech

Breastfeeding Classes and Support Group

The Breastfeeding Class and Support Group meets monthly. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with the breastfeeding staff and with other mothers: share stories and find answers to your questions.

In 2018 the breastfeeding class and the support group are held on the same day back to back. The class starts at 9:00 and support group at 10:00. They meet the first Monday of each month. The exception would if there is a state holiday that falls on the first Monday.

Please call for more information and if you have any questions.  910-296-2130

Breastfeeding Peer Counselor- Jazmine Robinson 910-372-9171

Breastfeeding Coordinator- Alejandra-de-Nunez 910-372-9172