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Breastfeeding Classes and Support


Learn about the benefits of breastfeeding, proper latch and positioning, pumping, and other valuable information.

Early Pregnancy Breastfeeding Class

Begin your prenatal education by understanding how you will feed your baby. This class covers the many benefits of feeding your baby breast milk, rather than artificial baby milk. The class provides the most current scientific evidence, which overwhelmingly supports breastfeeding.

Classes held at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard:

Fee: FREE of charge
Day and time: Mondays, once a month, 7 to 9 p.m.
Dates: February 5, March 5, April 9, May 7, June 11, July 9, August 6, (none in September), October 15, November 12, (none in December)

Call 805.988.2784 to register for class.

Breastfeeding Getting Started

This class will help you prepare to breastfeed your baby for the very first time. It includes the benefits of breastfeeding, how and when to begin feedings, proper latch and positioning, and pumping.

Classes held at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard:

Fee: Free of charge
Day and time: Mondays, once a month, 7 to 9 p.m.
Dates: February 19, March 19, April 23, May 21, June 25, July 23, August 20, September 17, October 29, November 26, December 10

Call 805.988.2784 to register for class.

St. John’s Baby Bistro

Nurture yourself and learn how to handle various issues that may come up after you leave the hospital by participating in a breastfeeding support group. Topics include engorgement, latch difficulties, sore nipple management, establishing and maintaining an adequate supply of milk, preparing to return to work, pumping, milk collection and storage, weaning, and other common concerns.

Fee: Free of charge
Day and time: Wednesdays, once a week, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Call our lactation office to sign up at 805.988.2796.

Breastfeeding Support Services

Breastfeeding Warm-Line
Breast Pump Rental Program
Call 805.988.2796 for information or to make an appointment.