The Douglas County Health Department is now offering Breastfeeding Classes. Classes are taught by our Breastfeeding Peer Counselor who has firsthand experience with breastfeeding her own children. Classes cover topics such as the benefits of breastfeeding, pumping and storing breast milk, overcoming breastfeeding difficulties, and how to breastfeed after returning to work. These classes are designed to help expectant moms make the best decision on how to feed their babies. In addition, they can be a vital tool for the breastfeeding mom who wants to make the most of her choice to breastfeed. Everyone is invited to attend these classes which will are held monthly. If you have questions or for more information about DCHD’s Breastfeeding classes please contact Elizabeth at (417) 683-4174. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, the Douglas County Health Dept. is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to: U.S. Department of Agriculture Director, Office of Adjunction, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (866) 632-9992 (voice) or (202) 260-1026 (local). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.