Learn about the benefits of being a breastfeeding mom and how to successfully return to campus as a breastfeeding mom. Also learn about Illinois Breastfeeding Laws and Illinois State University Breastfeeding Policy.
Promotion of health and well-being partnered with the Bloomington Normal Birth Center to acquire Trish Wierenga, a Certified Lactation Consultant, to initiate and educate participants about breastfeeding. Two support classes for breastfeeding mothers have been created to help you: Breastfeeding 101 and Return to work or school.
Breastfeeding 101 introduces attendees to the benefits of breastfeeding for the baby, mother, and family, as well as information on breastfeeding techniques, the role of expression, and information on Illinois breastfeeding laws and Illinois State University politics.
Back to work or school explores how to successfully return to school or work as a breastfeeding mother. This course covers lactation spaces on campus, the importance of expressing schedules, and a guide to facilitating conversations with your supervisor and colleagues.
These courses are free for faculty, staff and spouses/partners, but registration is required.
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: 186 McCormick Hall
Next return to work or school dates: October 11 and December 13
Upcoming Breastfeeding 101 Dates: November 1
Please contact Health Promotion and Wellness at (309) 438-WELL (9355) or [email protected] with any questions.