June 2019 No Cost Breastfeeding Classes in Volusia County

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The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia) is hosting no-cost breastfeeding classes for new and expectant mothers. Classes cover the basics of breastfeeding and are scheduled at DOH-Volusia locations from:

  • 6 to 8 p.m., Tues., June 4, at 775 Harley Strickland Blvd., Orange City.
  • 10 to 11 a.m., Tues., June 11, at 1845 Holsonback Dr., Daytona Beach.
  • 6 to 8 p.m., Wed., June 12, at 717 W. Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach.
  • 6 to 8 p.m., Thurs., June 20, at 1845 Holsonback Dr., Daytona Beach.

Each class is a one-time session. Reservations are suggested but not required.

Lactation consultants from the department’s Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program offer resources and assistance to breastfeeding mothers. WIC also offers breastfeeding peer counseling programs. Trained peer counselors are chosen from the same socio/economic/ethnic groups as WIC clients and have successfully breastfed their own babies.  Breastfeeding peer counselors provide mother-to-mother basic breastfeeding education and support to pregnant and breastfeeding moms.

For information or to register for a breastfeeding class, please call 866-WIC FOOD (942-3663).

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Weekly Mother's Support Group in Edgewater, Florida

Volusia Mothers Connect Group (updated2)Are you an expecting or new mom? Know a new mom that could benefit from this support group? Connecting with others and sharing experiences can be a great way to increase your maternal wellness and create shared meaning. Consider joining this weekly support group. The group will meet weekly on Thursday evenings in Edgewater, Florida. Call Sarah to reserve your spot today! (386) 663-4495 
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