Daytona Beach, Florida. —The Volusia County Health Department runs free breastfeeding and basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) classes for new mothers and pregnant women.
Classes cover breastfeeding basics, basic CPR and choking prevention information and are scheduled at Health Services premises from:
6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 775 Harley Strickland Blvd., Orange City.
6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 717 W. Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach.
6-8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 16, at 1845 Holsonback Dr., Daytona Beach.
Each class is a unique session. Reservations are suggested but not required.
Lactation counselors in the department’s Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program offer resources and assistance to breastfeeding mothers. WIC also offers breastfeeding peer counseling programs. Trained peer counselors are selected from the same socioeconomic/ethnic groups as WIC clients and have successfully breastfed their own babies. Breastfeeding counselors provide basic mother-to-mother breastfeeding education and support to pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.
For more information or to register for a breastfeeding class, please call 866-WIC FOOD (942-3663).
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