Classes & Support
When preparing to breastfeed or navigating the challenges of breastfeeding, having help and support can make the process a lot easier. Below, you will find resources provided by UR Medicine, as well as community resources that can connect you with other local experts and breastfeeding mothers who know what you’re going through.
Classes: Prepare for Breastfeeding with Confidence
What are the benefits of breastfeeding? How can you tell when your baby is hungry? What are the best positions for breastfeeding? These are some of the things you will learn in our breastfeeding classes.
We offer breastfeeding classes at Strong Memorial and Highland Hospitals. Click one of the links below to learn more and register.
Baby Cafés: Local Support for New Parents
We are proud to offer a free drop-in group called ROCCity Baby Cafés. Baby Cafés provide guidance for parents who are breastfeeding and lactating to help them reach their breastfeeding goals.
Baby Cafés feature support from specifically-trained staff, opportunities to share experiences and make friends, as well as refreshments, comfortable seating, and open-forum discussions.
Baby Cafés take place at two locations near you. Click one of the links below to learn more.
Breastfeeding Drop-In Support Group
Gain the skills and confidence you need from experts alongside other families who are going through similar experiences.
With the right support, UR Medicine Breastfeeding can help you understand more about what may be getting in the way and get you closer to your goals. We can help if:
- You or your baby has a medical condition that is making it hard to reach your goals
- Your baby was premature or was treated in the NICU
- Your baby has been diagnosed with a tongue tie, dysfunctional suck or torticollis
- Your partner wants to share in breastfeeding/chestfeeding responsibilities
- You are using a Supplemental Nursing System to aid in feeding
- You are having to do "triple feeding"
- You have a history of breast surgeries
- You are suffering from low milk supply or recurrent breast infections
Facilitated by an experienced nurse/lactation consultant (RN/IBCLC), our group meets the first and third Wednesday of every month from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at UR Medicine Perinatal Associates (500 Red Creek Dr.). Older children are welcome, and refreshments will be served.
For more information about our services, contact UR Medicine Breastfeeding at (585) 276-MILK. Please leave a message and we will respond within 24 hours.
We are happy to provide you with a number of additional local and national resources.