Classes

Milton S. Hershey Medical Center offers a variety of educational opportunities for new and expectant parents, including childbirth, breastfeeding, and child safety classes.

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If you have questions about our classes, please call

717-531-6981

Breastfeeding Basics

This class is designed for the expectant woman.  It identifies the benefits of breastfeeding for the family. Topics include:

  • Anatomy of breastfeeding
  • Positions and latch
  • Feeding on demand
  • Potential problems and solutions
  • Pumping  and returning to work

Learn more about our Breastfeeding classes.

Fathers' Parenting Class

This class is designed to help new fathers with their adjustment into parenthood. Content includes growth and development, parenting tips, and infant massage.

Learn more about our Fathers’ Parenting class

Infant Care

New parents have many questions about caring for their new baby. This very popular class covers  key information regarding well baby care such as feeding, diapering, bathing, skin care, sleep patterns, crying and comfort measures.

Learn more about our Infant Care class

Infant Safety and CPR

This two-part class provides parents with basic information on infant safety and CPR. Individuals practice on infant mannequins provided.

Learn more about our Infant Safety and CPR class

Prepared Childbirth Class

These classes are designed to educate and prepare the expectant woman emotionally and physically for the childbearing experience. The classes also help prepare your partner to be an active, effective support for you, the mother.

Learn more about our Prepared Childbirth class

Sibling Class

The Sibling Class is designed for future big brothers and sisters ages three to eight. It provides siblings and their parents with information to help adjust to the arrival of the new baby.

Learn more about our Sibling class

Sibshops

Sibshops are free, one-day workshops held each quarter at Children’s Hospital. They are open to siblings – ages six to 13 years – of patients and former patients with chronic medical needs. 

Learn more about Sibshops.