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Although breast-feeding is a natural process, many women struggle in the first few months to feel comfortable and confident with their decision. As the first Baby Friendly Hospital in Los Angeles County, we are committed to helping each mother every step of the way to better health outcomes for her baby.
Breastfeeding is one of the most effective ways to ensure your little one has the nutrition they need to be healthy from the start. The World Health Organization actively promotes breastfeeding as the best source of nourishment for infants and young children. Our designation as a "Baby-Friendly" Hospital affirms our commitment to stand by our mothers, WHO, and UNICEF in creating a healthier future for our babies.
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For mothers considering breast-feeding, this class discusses the advantages of breast-feeding, anatomy of the breast and how breast milk is produced. It also covers proper positioning of the infant while nursing, challenges and concerns. The classes are offered in English and Spanish, once per month, at no charge.
Glendale Memorial's breast-feeding support group offers moms the opportunity to share their experiences, struggles and triumphs with other breast-feeding mothers, all in a warm and welcoming environment.
For the Spanish breastfeeding support group on Monday’s, please contact the Breastfeeding Resource Center at 818.507.4191.
Lactation consultants and educators at our Breastfeeding Resource Center are available to provide support to new parents during the following walk-in hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If you have any questions regarding breastfeeding or resources we offer, please call our Breastfeeding Resource Center Hotline at 818.507.4191.