Mercy Regional Health Center


Our Breastfeeding Basics class is designed to help prepare you before birth for nursing your baby. If you are unsure about how you want to feed your baby, attending this class will assist you in making an informed decision about breastfeeding. Class topics include:

  • What are the benefits of breastfeeding to my baby and me?
  • How do I get started?
  • What should I eat and drink?
  • How do I know my baby is getting enough breast milk?
  • How and when should I find breastfeeding support?
  • How do I address my family's concerns about breastfeeding?
  • Can I breastfeed and work or go to school?

Knowledgeable support after birth is helpful, so attending with your labor support partner is encouraged. Mercy also offers a weekly Breastfeeding Support Group - Milk Matters - for new mothers. To learn more about this support group, please CLICK HERE (PDF).

Instructor Melanie Ramsey, RN, BSN, IBCLC, CBE, has worked at the Birth & Women's Center and Mother's Essentials for several years and is a certified lactation consultant. In addition to teaching Breastfeeding Basics, Melanie provides postpartum care and is available for one-on-one consultations by appointment.

Saturday Class  9:00 a.m. - Noon
2013 Class Dates

December 14

2014 Class Dates

January 11 February 15
March 29 May 17
June 21 July 26
August 23 September 27
October 25 November 22
December 13

**Signs will be posted directing you to the class.

Thursday Class - 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
2014 Class Dates

January 23 March 6
April 10 May 29
July 10 August 7
September 11 October 9
November 6

Professional Development Center
Mercy Regional Health Center
Third Floor
1823 College Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502




**Package pricing available for all Prenatal classes, see registration form below for all the details.**

To register, complete the Childbirth Education Registration Form (PDF), noting which course date you wish to attend. Submit the form and payment to Educational Services. If you have any questions regarding this registration, please call Educational Services at (785) 587-5413.

Please note all fees will be deposited shortly after the class date.