Breastfeeding can be both rewarding and challenging. Learning the basics puts you and your baby on the path to success. We strongly encourage attendance by your spouse or support person. We are pleased to offer an online Breastfeeding class:

Free Online Breastfeeding Class

It would be ideal to take this course online and then attend a live class, where you will:

  • Learn how to get off to a great start while in the hospital
  • Practice positioning and latch-on techniques
  • Learn how to express, store, and prepare breast milk
  • Learn how to start breastfeeding if your baby is in the NICU
  • Discuss common misconceptions

Live Breastfeeding Class:

  • When: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Saturdays or 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month
  • Register Online

Breastfeeding Multiples Class:

Expecting twins, triplets, or more? There's a class for you, but we require that you complete a basic breastfeeding class first. After that, please join us.

  • When: 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m., second Saturday of each month (except holidays)
  • Cost: $15 per couple
  • To register, please call 281-GET-HELP.
  • Register Online

Expecting multiples? Join us at our Marvelous Multiples childbirth class.

Support

Led by experienced Lactation Educators, the New Mom's Lactation Support Group is for women with newborns up to six-weeks-old. Receive assistance with latch-on, ask questions about breastfeeding, weigh your baby, and share concerns with other mothers. Female support people only. No older children, please.

  • When: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Mondays (except holidays)
  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Thursdays (except holidays)
  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., 4th Saturday of the month (except holidays)
  • Cost: Free and parking will be validated
  • No registration required

La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who choose to breastfeed. La Leche League of Bellaire/West University meets monthly at The Woman's Hospital of Texas.

  • When: 10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m., first Saturday of each month (except holidays)
  • Where: Classroom A
  • Cost: Free
  • No registration required
  • For more information or to locate a chapter near you: texaslll.org