Lactation Services
Scotland Health Care System promotes breastfeeding as a baby's best start in life! Lactation services are offered our Women's Health Lactation Consultant, who is trained in the techniques of breastfeeding. The lactation consultant assists mothers in learning skills to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding Class
Let us help you succeed in breastfeeding by informing you of its importance and supplying you with the information that you need to know about breastfeeding before your baby arrives. The FREE breastfeeding class is taught on the following 2018 dates from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Staff Development Center, which is located just behind the hospital.

  • April 17th
  • May 15th
  • June 19th
  • July 17th
  • August 21st
  • September 18th
  • October 16th
  • November 13th

Bring your support person to class. By attending breastfeeding classes together, the couple takes one of their first steps towards unity in parenting. As you share the experience, you grow in strength and stability. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • How breastfeeding works
  • How to establish a good milk supply
  • How to get your baby to latch
  • How to know if your baby is getting enough milk
  • Positions for breastfeeding
  • When and where to get help should you need it

Childbirth Educational Class
This FREE four-part class is recommended for expectant parents, mother and father, to provide valuable information. This class is held every other month on Tuesday from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in the Staff Development Center, which is located just behind the the hospital.

  1. The Last Trimester: Warning signs to watch out for stages of labor
  2. Comfort measures during labor: The role of the support person
  3. Breastfeeding
  4. Postpartum care/Postpartum depression: Infant Care

Often with a first baby, mothers feel overwhelmed with questions and fears. These education classes provide important information, while allowing time to ask your questions. We recommend you take the course between your 28th and 36th week of pregnancy. Some of the information you will learn:

  • How to make pregnancy, labor and delivery more comfortable
  • Breathing and relaxation techniques
  • How to tell when you are in labor
  • What to expect during labor and delivery
  • The role of the coach or labor partner

Upcoming 2018 Dates for the Childbirth Classes:

  • May: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd   (6pm – 8pm)        
  • July: 10th and 17th (6pm - 9pm)
  • September: 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th (6pm - 8pm)
  • November: 6th and 13th (6pm – 9pm)

Contact Us
For additional information or to register for the above classes, please call the Women's Center at (910) 291-7810.