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3/1/21: Mayo Clinic’s Perinatal Education Program is still here for you providing education and support during this unprecedented time with in-person classes, some virtual-interactive live classroom offerings on Zoom, and online eClass options. We are taking every precaution to ensure that the health and safety of our class participants and educators remain a top priority. New safety measures will be in place for in-person classes that include reduced class sizes, room arrangement that supports safe distancing, health screening of participants, and a requirement for everyone to wear a mask through the duration of the class. If you are currently registered for a class you will be contacted with further information. We will continue to offer the four eClasses available online if you choose not to take in-person classes: Understanding Birth, Understanding Breastfeeding, Understanding Infant and Child Safety, and Understanding Your Newborn.

Breastfeeding and Pumping 101 Class

This class will help you and your partner understand the breastfeeding process and increase your confidence in breastfeeding. We strongly encourage you to bring your spouse, your birthing partner, your mother or other supportive friend. This class offers more detailed information about breastfeeding than our childbirth classes.

Topics include:

  • Benefits of nursing for you and for baby
  • Getting started
  • Managing difficulties
  • Supporting the breastfeeding woman
  • Introduction to pumping and returning to work
  • Resources at Mayo Clinic and in your community


If you would like information for continuing breastfeeding long term, we encourage you to attend a "Breastfeeding and Returning to Work / School" class after your baby is born and closer to the time of returning to work or school.

All registered participants will receive a confirmation email within one hour after registering (be sure to check your e-mail junk folder if you don't see the e-mail in your inbox).  Please contact us immediately (phone: 507/266-7473 or email: perinataleducation@mayo.edu) if you do not receive an email.

PLEASE NOTE: Some dates of our Breastfeeding and Pumping 101 classes are being held via Mayo Clinic's use of the Zoom platform. Zoom classes are noted next to the dates below.


Additional information

Time: 9:00a.m. to 11:30a.m. / 6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.
Length: 2.5 hours
Fee: $ 20.00

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Day Date Fee Vacancies Map
Wednesday April 21, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 2 View
Thursday April 29, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 2 View
Wednesday May 5, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 2 View
Monday May 10, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 Waiting List View
Wednesday May 12, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
Virtual Class (Zoom) $ 20.00 5 View
Saturday May 22, 2021
(9:00a.m. to 11:30a.m.)
$ 20.00 Waiting List View
Wednesday May 26, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 1 View
Wednesday June 2, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 5 View
Monday June 7, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 Waiting List View
Tuesday June 15, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
Virtual Class (Zoom) $ 20.00 6 View
Wednesday June 16, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 1 View
Tuesday June 22, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 4 View
Monday June 28, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 Waiting List View
Tuesday July 6, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 2 View
Tuesday July 13, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 4 View
Wednesday July 21, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 3 View
Thursday July 29, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 5 View
Thursday August 5, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 3 View
Tuesday August 10, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 2 View
Tuesday August 17, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 5 View
Saturday August 28, 2021
(9:00a.m. to 11:30a.m.)
$ 20.00 2 View
Tuesday September 7, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 5 View
Monday September 13, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 4 View
Tuesday September 21, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 5 View
Wednesday September 29, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 5 View
Monday October 4, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 5 View
Monday October 11, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 5 View
Wednesday October 20, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 5 View
Thursday October 28, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 5 View