Caring for Your Baby
At St. Jude Medical Center, we specialize in helping new moms gain the
skills and confidence to be successful. We offer the following breastfeeding
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
St. Joseph’s Stork
B & B Pharmacy
Babies “R” Us
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:
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 PerinatalEducation2@stjoe.org or
by calling (714) 446-5622.
• 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
PerinatalEducation2@stjoe.org. Click to
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,
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:
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
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.