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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
Thursday August 5, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 Waiting List View
Tuesday August 10, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 Waiting List View
Tuesday August 17, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 Waiting List View
Thursday August 26, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
Virtual Class (Zoom) $ 20.00 8 View
Saturday August 28, 2021
(9:00a.m. to 11:30a.m.)
$ 20.00 Waiting List View
Tuesday September 7, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 1 View
Thursday September 9, 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 Waiting List View
Tuesday September 21, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 3 View
Tuesday September 28, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
Virtual Class (Zoom) $ 20.00 9 View
Wednesday September 29, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 4 View
Monday October 4, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 Waiting List View
Monday October 11, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 3 View
Thursday October 14, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
Virtual Class (Zoom) $ 20.00 8 View
Wednesday October 20, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 3 View
Thursday October 28, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 2 View
Thursday November 4, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 4 View
Wednesday November 10, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 3 View
Wednesday November 17, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 4 View
Saturday November 20, 2021
(9:00a.m. to 11:30a.m.)
$ 20.00 6 View
Thursday December 2, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 6 View
Thursday December 9, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 6 View
Tuesday December 14, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 4 View
Tuesday December 21, 2021
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 6 View
Monday January 3, 2022
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 6 View
Tuesday January 11, 2022
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 5 View
Wednesday January 19, 2022
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 6 View
Thursday January 27, 2022
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 6 View
Monday February 7, 2022
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 6 View
Wednesday February 16, 2022
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 6 View
Tuesday February 22, 2022
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 6 View
Monday February 28, 2022
(6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.)
$ 20.00 6 View