BRIDGTON – The “Special Delivery” Family Birthing Unit at Bridgton Hospital and obstetrics nurse Crystal Coen, RN, BSN, international board certified lactation counselor, will offer a breastfeeding class from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, March 6.

The class is open to any mother-to-be who would like to learn more about breastfeeding.

Women who attend are encouraged to bring their support person to the class.

Topics that will be covered include the benefits of breastfeeding, along with the basic skills and techniques during the first days of breastfeeding. Fee for the class is $10.

The maternity unit also has breast pumps available to mothers who would like to rent them.

As a certified lactation counselor,. Coen provides in-depth information, support and on-going education for mothers to be in the service area and will offer ongoing support for mothers who are breastfeeding.

To register for the session, get information about rentals of breast pumps, learn about the “Mom’s Milk” support group, or for information about the maternity unit, contact Coen at the hospital at 647-6028.

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