WIC to sponsor breastfeeding class scheduled May 3

Come learn about the benefits of breastfeeding for mother and baby at a Breastfeeding 101 class 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the Super 8 Hotel meeting room.

This is event is free and open to the public, so breastfeeding mothers, pregnant women and anyone who would like to learn about breastfeeding are encouraged to attend.

The class, sponsored by Women, Infants and Children (WIC), is instructed by trained peer counselors and certified lactation consultants.

Registration is not required, and refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact WIC at 641-202-7114.

WIC is a supplemental nutrition program for babies, children under the age of 5, pregnant women, breastfeeding women and women who have had a baby in the past six months.

WIC helps families by providing healthy foods, nutrition education and referrals to other health-care agencies. The local WIC agency is managed by MATURA Action Corporation.