Classes & Support Groups

Important Notice: In light of the latest COVID-19 developments; recommendations from the CDC to cancel events; and for the utmost safety of our patients, all in-person breastfeeding support groups and classes have been canceled until further notice. However, our Lactation Consultants are hosting virtual support groups monthly. Please contact us at (559) 791-3701 for details.

Breastfeeding Class

Our Breastfeeding Classes are taught by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and provide clear, researched based breastfeeding information to expectant mothers and their partners. Classes are taught monthly.

Topics for the class:

  • Breastfeeding expectations
  • Strategies for success
  • Nursing positions
  • Latching

English – Fourth Tuesday of each month, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Spanish – Fourth Thursday of each month, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Located at 263 N. Pearson Drive, Porterville, CA 93257

Breastfeeding Support Group

Mother-to-mother support group meetings are facilitated by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and are held monthly. Pregnant mothers are encouraged to attend and babies are always welcome! Enjoy light refreshments, utilize our baby scale for weight checks, network and meet other moms while learning.

Topics to be covered during group sessions:

  • Latching difficulties/avoiding pain
  • Maintaining adequate milk supply
  • Returning to work or school
  • Involving Dad and other family members
  • How to know if your baby is receiving enough milk

Support groups are the first Thursday of each month at 5:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. and the third Friday of each month at 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

For a full schedule of upcoming breastfeeding classes, visit our SVMC Events.

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