The Mother’s Resource Center at Community Regional Medical Center offers a variety of breastfeeding and parent education classes to assist you on your journey through parenthood. 

Prepare for childbirth with our free virtual education series

All in-person childbirth classes and tours have been cancelled at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, we are pleased to be able to offer expectant parents our virtual education series.

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Breastfeeding support

After your delivery and during your postpartum hospital stay, you have the option of receiving private bedside breastfeeding education and assistance from one of our lactation specialists.

Once you leave the hospital, if you find that you'd like assistance with breastfeeding, you can make an appointment with a lactation consultant at the Mother’s Resource Center for private breastfeeding advice and support.

A $45 fee is due at the time of the first consultation. Follow-up consultations are $15 each. Special consideration will be given for those who can't afford this service.

Breastfeeding products
The Mother’s Resource Center also has a variety of breastfeeding products available for purchase. Among them, breast pumps for rent or purchase, baby weigh scales, pillows and many other supplies.

Although the Mother’s Resource Center consultations, classes and supplies/equipment are not covered by insurance, the Internal Revenue Service allows for reimbursement through either a flexible spending plan or a health savings account.

A young Asian mom looks lovingly down at the newborn in her arms as she lies in a hospital bed.

Milk Bank 

Find out how you can help save a life by donating extra breast milk to the Mothers' Milk Bank. Call (559) 459-6288.

Breastfeeding classes

There is a $25 fee for each private, one-hour class. Group breastfeeding classes are free. Call (559) 459-2423 to register for the following classes offered at the Mother’s Resource Center:

Breastfeeding ABCs
First-time breastfeeding moms or moms looking for a refresher on the basics of breastfeeding can find it in this class. Both private (individual) and group classes are available. Call (559) 459-2423 to schedule. Para servicio en Español, favor de llamar (559) 459-4377.

Breastfeeding and Going Back to Work
This class is geared for moms who are returning to work. Among other topics, this class covers how to schedule feedings, breast milk storage and caregiver roles. Private (individual) class only. Call (559) 459-2423 to schedule.

Breastfeeding and Special Circumstances
An individually tailored class for moms who expect to deliver twins, triplets, etc. and/or an infant with special feeding needs. Private (individual) class only. Call (559) 459-2423 to schedule.

Other available classes and clubs

The following classes are open to all Community Medical Centers patients. To register, call (559) 459-2423.

Inpatient Antepartum High-Risk Support Program  

We provide personalized bedside education specific for a possible pre-term delivery. This education is tailored to a very pre-term infant (before 34 weeks, late pre-term or near-term (between 34 and 36.6 weeks gestation) and full-term babies (38+ weeks).  

We visit these moms several times during the weeks following our initial contact to provide caring encouragement and support.

3M Club (Mommies Making Milk)
This free club provides support to the mom with an infant admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), whether mom is pumping her breast milk or feeding at the breast. Support is provided to mom until she and/or baby are discharged and home together.

Time: Every Friday from 1 to 3 p.m.
Location: A specialized lactation consultant will come to you as you visit your baby in the NICU. The consultant can assist you with latching your baby and answer any breastfeeding questions.

Contact us

Community Medical Plaza
2210 E. Illinois Avenue, Suite 103
Fresno, CA 93701
(559) 459-6288

Feeding policy

Community Regional Infant Feeding Policy

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