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Breastfeeding Classes and Groups

Baystate Medical Center and Baystate Franklin Medical Center offer breastfeeding classes and groups.

Make sure to check out the parent classes at both locations and the parent groups at Baystate Medical Center.

Baystate Medical Center

Note: Express bundles include additional parent and breastfeeding classes (Infant Care, Prenatal Breastfeeding, and Postnatal Newborn Behavior and Feeding). Please remember to choose your dates for the additional classes before you finish registering.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class - $25

Receive the most current information on breastfeeding, including helpful tips and techniques.

Find information for general registration, registration for Health New England members, and registration for MassHealth members.

Newborn Behavior and Feeding Class - Free

Taken after you deliver, this class provides postpartum support for new parents and provides information on newborn behavior in the first few weeks of your infant’s life.

You’ll learn about:

  • Feeding cues for breast and bottle feeding
  • Infant sleep patterns
  • Comforting a crying infant
  • Returning to work
  • Continued support for breastfeeding moms
  • Pumping techniques
  • Storage of breast milk.

Find information for general registration, registration for Health New England members, and registration for MassHealth members.

Bosom Buddies Breastfeeding Get-togethers - Free

Breastfeeding education before and after the birth of your baby is an important aspect of the care and feeding of your baby. Our Bosom Buddies Get-togethers will cover the essentials to prepare moms and provide ongoing support. Everyone is welcome. Join our get-togethers and share your thoughts, feelings, and previous breastfeeding journeys. A light snack provided.

Second Saturday each month, 11 am-1 pm

Wesson Women's Clinic
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199

Contact: Wesson Women Clinic office, 413-794-5307

Gathering for Breastfeeding Moms and Babies - Free

If you are a pregnant, breastfeeding or pumping mother please join us at our breastfeeding gatherings. You will have the opportunity to ask one of the Baystate Medical Center’s International Board Certified Lactation Consultants your questions and get some tips and advice on breastfeeding.

You will also have fun talking with the other mothers and making new friends! An infant scale is available for those who would like to weigh their baby between pediatrician visits.

Every Wednesday, 1 pm-2 pm

Wesson Woman’s - 2nd Floor
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199

Contact: 413-794-5155

Baystate Franklin Medical Center

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class - $35

Receive the most current information on breastfeeding, including helpful tips and techniques.

Register for the class.

Breastfeeding Group - Free

This group is open to any parents looking for breastfeeding support. Gather with other parents looking to troubleshoot breastfeeding issues with one of our lactation consultants. Weigh your baby, meet other parents, and grow confident in feeding your new baby.

Wednesdays, 11 am

Baystate Franklin Medical Center OB Classroom, 3rd floor
164 High St Greenfield, MA