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Breastfeeding classes offer help to new moms

(Ogden, UT) – Weber-Morgan Health Department’s Women, Infants and Children nutrition program is opening its breastfeeding classes and support groups to any expecting or new mothers who have questions about breastfeeding. The classes are free and there is no need to enroll in WIC or make an appointment. “We want this to be a resource for the whole community,” says Jarelyn Cox, breastfeeding coordinator with the Weber-Morgan Health Department’s WIC program. “Most know breastfeeding is the healthiest thing to do for their baby, but they aren’t sure how to get started, or what is normal. Many don’t have a mother who breastfed to turn to for direction and support. We want to provide that support.” The program offers two breastfeeding forums:

A 45-minute basic class for pregnant women who want to learn more about the benefits of breastfeeding and how to get started.
Mondays at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Tuesdays (in Spanish). Please call 801-399-7200 for dates and times
Wednesdays at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Thursdays at 2 p.m.
The Breastfeeding Support Group is open to women who are pregnant or currently breastfeeding. Topics include: Successful breastfeeding, returning to work while breastfeeding and breastfeeding in public.
The support group meets the third Friday of each month from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. To receive support group reminders, text “BFSupport” to 90210.
The classes meet in the WIC Classroom of the Weber-Morgan Health Annex Building, 455 23rd Street, Ogden, UT. For more information on the classes, please call (801) 399-7200.
WIC is a supplemental food and nutrition education program that assists Utah residents in providing healthy nutrition and education for their families.   
In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.