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 from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, Aug. 14, in the Foundation Room 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 info and registration, call 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

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.

From the Aug. 9-15, 2006, issue

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