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Having a baby? Breastfeeding class at Berkeley’s Tang Center Feb. 6

If you’re having a baby, you may be interested in the class, Breastfeeding your Baby, which covers breastfeeding basics, problem solving and returning to work or school.

The class will be offered on Thursday, Feb. 6, and Tuesday, April 29, 1:30 to 5 p.m. at UC Berkeley’s Tang Center, 2222 Bancroft Way. It is presented by UC Berkeley’s Breastfeeding Support Program and is open to UCOP staff and their spouses and domestic partners.

Instructor Laura Monin is an international board-certified lactation consultant, certified lactation educator, parent educator and experienced nursing mother.

The first part of the course (1:30 to 3:30 p.m.) covers breastfeeding basics and common problems. The second part (4 to 5 p.m.) covers issues surrounding return to work or school, including:

  • expression and storage of breast milk
  • time management
  • the use of handheld and electric breast pumps

Women who have previously attended a breastfeeding class or have established successful breastfeeding practices are welcome to join the second part of the class.

The UC Berkeley Breastfeeding Support Program provides support to UCOP employees with these classes as well as discounts on breast pump purchases. To register or for more information, check the website, call 510-643-4646 or email


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