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Published on July 18, 2016

Class Provides Support, Strategies for Moms Returning to Work

WATERBURY, Conn. (July 18, 2016) ─ The Women and Infants Center at Saint Mary’s Hospital is offering a class for mothers who wish to continue breastfeeding after they return to work. The two-hour class is led by Michelle Jose, BSN, RN, IBCLC, Lactation Consultant, and offered once a month on Tuesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. Classes are scheduled for Tuesday, July 26 and Tuesday, August 9. Participants are invited to bring their babies to class.

“We talk about pumping, going back to work and maintaining your milk supply,” said Jose, who works with participants to develop strategies so they can continue to be successful at breastfeeding while resuming work. Participants will learn how to educate child care providers about the proper storage and feeding of breast milk. “The moms who have come to it have said it is really beneficial. It’s also a way to offer some support for moms who are breastfeeding and need to return to work.”

The cost is $35 per class. For more information or to register, go to and click on “Maternity,” or call 203-709-6184.

About Saint Mary’s Hospital

Saint Mary’s Health System is a leading regional healthcare provider anchored by Saint Mary’s Hospital, an acute care community teaching hospital that has served Greater Waterbury for more than 100 years. Licensed for 347 beds, Saint Mary’s is designated as a Level II Trauma Center, offers award-winning cardiac and stroke care and houses the region’s only pediatric emergency care unit. As the leading provider of surgical services in Greater Waterbury, Saint Mary’s was the first to introduce the daVinci® Robotic Surgery System. The health system’s satellites and affiliates extend from Waterbury to Wolcott, Naugatuck, Southbury, Prospect and Watertown. Visit for more information or follow us on Facebook at SaintMarysHospitalCT or Twitter at @SaintMarysCT.

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