Office Hours

Mon-Fri

8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Sat

8:30 am - Noon


Sun

CLOSED


Walk-ins welcome if you need care right away!
Telephone No.(308) 865-2767

Breast Feeding Support Group

To breastfeed or to bottle feed is a very personal decision and each family must do what is right for them. Doctors everywhere strongly suggest that Moms consider breastfeeding.


Breastfeeding has many benefits both for Mom and her baby.  Breastmilk is the perfect food.  It has been shown to help reduce sickness and hospitalizations, lower the risk of certain lifelong diseases and prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).  It also helps Mom and baby bond.  For Moms, breastfeeding can help shed baby weight, lower the risk of ovarian cancer and reduce the risk of osteoporosis, a disease that causes bones to break more easily.  On top of it all, breastfeeding is much cheaper than buying formula!

For all of its benefits, learning how to breastfeed isn't always easy and Moms can sometimes become frustrated.  This is why Family Practice Associates hosts a Breastfeeding Support Group each month at the clinic. 

During each session, Katie Asay, Certified Breastfeeding Educator, will answer questions, help with any problems or concerns you may be having and weigh your baby to see how he or she is growing.  The group offers individual support in a relaxed atmosphere where you can build friendships with other moms, share helpful hints, exchange ideas and and discuss both successes and difficulties.

All classes are held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., and participants may come and go as they please during this time.  Upcoming class dates: January 29, February 26, March 26 and April 23. Drop-ins are welcome!

If you have any problems between classes, we welcome you to call us anytime.  We want to support you and your baby!

You can also learn more about breastfeeding at WebMD: http://www.webmd.com/parenting/baby/breastfeeding-9/nursing-basics.

Katie AsayKatie Asay, RN, graduated from UNMC in December, 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  Katie worked  in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Good Samaritan Hospital and at Good Shepherd in Chicago before joining Methodist Women's Hospital in Omaha in 2013.  Katie received her training and certification as a Breastfeeding Educator in 2011.  It was through her own personal experiences and challenges that she desired to become a Breastfeeding Educator and help others.