Events & Screenings

Breastfeeding Education


UPMC Western Maryland offers in-person breastfeeding education for expecting mothers and their support person. Mothers looking for additional support with breastfeeding are also welcome to attend.

Each class is led by a UPMC Western Maryland Internationally Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).

Topics covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Breastfeeding benefits
  • Skin-to-skin and The Golden Hour
  • Latch and positioning
  • How much milk your baby needs
  • Baby hunger cues and when to breastfeed
  • Hand expression
  • Proper storage of breastmilk

Classes are held on the second Monday of each month from 6 to 9 p.m.

For more information or to register, please call 240-964-6417.



UPMC Western Maryland
12500 Willowbrook Rd.
Cumberland, MD 21502