Breastfeeding Classes Are Back at Sierra View Medical Center

Our community’s littlest patients will once again have the in-person support of Sierra View Medical Center’s Breastfeeding Resource Center at their disposal. As SVMC continues recovering from the challenges presented by the pandemic, we can again offer breastfeeding classes in person every month. Offered in English and Spanish, these classes will help new and expecting moms and parents learn all about the importance of breastfeeding. COVID-19 safety precautions continue to be observed and class participants must wear a mask for the duration of the training.

The importance of breastfeeding within the first hour of birth and throughout the baby’s first six months of life will positively impact their development. The World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) recommend that children exclusively breastfeed during their first six months. If possible, during those first six months, babies should only consume breastmilk.

Sierra View Medical Center is partnered with First 5 Tulare County to bring community members valuable resources. SVMC is the only Baby-Friendly designated hospital in Tulare County. The Baby-Friendly USA designation means that SVMC has refined and upholds standards and criteria to implement breastfeeding in the maternal-child health space and is committed to raising awareness about its importance. SVMC’s Breastfeeding Resource Center provides free resources to help parents prepare and thrive through the critical first months of their baby’s growth and development.

Community members interested in participating in upcoming Breastfeeding Classes may view the schedule online by visiting and may learn more about breastfeeding by visiting Community members are also invited to like and follow the hospitals Facebook page ( for the latest health-related information published by the Sierra View Local Healthcare District.

Breastfeeding Class Schedule

  • Thursday, June 23
  • Thursday, July 28
  • Thursday, August 25
  • Thursday, September 22
  • Thursday, October 27
  • Tuesday, November 22
  • Thursday, December 22

Spanish Language Classes will be conducted from 1 – 2:30 p.m. and English Language Classes will take place from 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Questions? Community members may contact SVMC Lactation Services Secretary Lorina Renteria by email ( or by phone (559-784-1110).