Caring for Your Baby

Breastfeeding Support

At St. Jude Medical Center, we specialize in helping new moms gain the skills and confidence to be successful. We offer the following breastfeeding support services:
Private Breastfeeding Consultations
In the comfort of a private setting for you and your spouse or support partner, you will meet with our Certified Lactation Consultant who will help you work through the early problems associated with breastfeeding. The lactation nurse will observe as you nurse your baby, address any problems or concerns, and develop a personalized plan of care. Private Breastfeeding Consultations are held at 101 E. Valencia Mesa Dr., Fullerton, CA 92835. To schedule a private lactation consultation, please call (714) 446-5622.

Breast Pump Rentals and Supplies
These items may be a covered benefit. Please contact your health plan.
OC Medical Supply
(714) 956-4690

Apria Healthcare Inc.
(949) 639-2997

Supercare, Inc.
(626) 854-2283

St. Joseph’s Stork
Stop Boutique
(714) 744-8764

Child Development and Learning

Home Safety and Infant CPR


Breastfeeding Basics Class: What You Need to Know Before Your Baby is Born

Babies are born to be breastfed and this prenatal class offers practical information and tips to get you off to a great start. Learn latching and positioning techniques, how to establish or increase an abundant milk supply, signs of success and how to avoid or treat common breastfeeding concerns.

There will be in-depth discussion about the first days of feeding, the importance of skin-to-skin contact and rooming-in at the hospital to learn and respond to your baby’s hunger cues. The main focus of this class is the early weeks and months of nursing. Pumping, milk expression and safe storage of breast milk will also be covered.

Parents leave this class feeling more confident in their ability to nourish their newborn and to make informed feeding choices. This one-time class may be taken after the 20th week of pregnancy. Your spouse or partner is encouraged to attend.

To register for this class choose from below:

Breastfeeding E-Learning

The Breastfeeding eLearning Education Program is an option for those parents who cannot attend conventional classes or would like home-based education. It may also be used as a “refresher” course or to reinforce what you learned from your instructor. It is an interactive web-based program that includes animated illustrations, videos and voice-overs and can be viewed on a PC, Mac, mobile devices, or tablets. High speed internet is advised, but dialup will work; it will take longer to download.

The program includes:

• A handbook and other written materials will be sent to you by mail.

• The opportunity to contact one of our educators by e-mail to answer brief questions. Please contact us at or by calling (714) 446-5622.

Topics include:

• Benefits of breastfeeding

• Skin-to-skin contact

• Anatomy and physiology

• Types of breastmilk

• Dietary requirements for mother

• Proper positioning and latch-on

• Storage of breastmilk

• Baby’s daily feeding record

Class Fee: $30 *There are no refunds or credits given for this course.

For more information, please contact(714) 446-5622 or Click to register here.

Breastfeeding Workshop

Mother's Breastfeeding Group Workshop

Grandparents in the Know

This class helps grandparents understand their new role and the latest parenting techniques, especially those related to infant feeding and sleep positions. Playing with baby, infant communication and temperament, health and safety will also be discussed.

To register for this class, click here.

Newborn Baby Care

How will your baby adjust to life outside the womb? How will you adjust to life with a newborn? From the first hours after birth to the first weeks at home this class offers information, tips and proven techniques to keep your baby safe, happy and healthy. Using doll models, you’ll learn the basics of bathing, diapering, swaddling, umbilical cord and circumcision care and how to calm a crying baby. Newborn health concerns, signs of illness, how to take a temperature, and when to call the doctor will be reviewed. Other topics include: car seat safety, reducing the risk of SIDS, and maintaining a safe home environment.

This fun, confidence-boosting class is full of critical concepts you’ll practice as you welcome your new baby home! Your spouse or partner is encouraged to attend.

To register for this class:


Whether you need a CPR certification class or just want to feel more prepared in case the unexpected happens, we have the following options for you:

Our Heartsaver CPR class will prepare you to recognize life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR and relieve choking in a safe and effective manner for infants, children and adults. At the end of this class, you will be eligible for a two-year Heartsaver/AED certification card through the American Heart Association. To register for this class, click here.

Our Infant Safety/CPR class is highly recommended for expectant mothers, spouses/partners, grandparents and any child caregivers. This non-certification course will cover CPR and choking for infants as well as the important principles for childhood safety. To register for this class, click here for Tuesday Classes and here for Saturday Classes.

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