OSF Saint Anthony Center For Life offers free breastfeeding class

The OSF Saint Anthony Center for Life invites mothers who are breastfeeding their babies to attend a free breastfeeding class. Fathers are also welcome to attend.

The next class will be held from 7 to 9, p.m., Monday, Sept. 12, in the Saint Anthony and Saint Joseph rooms in the Medical Center. The breastfeeding classes are included in the “Baby 101” Preparation for Parenthood classes.

Taught by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), the classes are free.

For information and registration, call 815-227-2695.

OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, a Level I Trauma Center, is owned and operated by OSF HealthCare, an affiliate corporation of The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, Peoria. The Medical Center’s Web site is www.osfhealth.com.

OSF Saint Anthony is the only Rockford medical center to earn the elite Magnet designation for nursing excellence. It is the highest award for nursing available in the United States.

For the third year in a row, consumers in Northern Illinois selected OSF Saint Anthony as a Consumer Choice Award winner in a survey conducted by National Research Corporation.

From the Sept. 7-13, 2005, issue

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