Breastfeeding Education Classes Offered for Mothers at Baptist Health-Fort Smith

FORT SMITH, Ark. – Baptist Health-Fort Smith will once again offer breastfeeding education classes for River Valley mothers this year. 

These free lactation classes are available for any mom in the area interested in breastfeeding their newborn. Classes are held on the third Thursday of the month from 5 p.m. to  7 p.m., in the Nancy Orr Conference Center on the third floor of Baptist Health-Fort Smith.

Breast milk is known to be rich in nutrients and provides health benefits for both mother and baby. Baptist Health’s certified lactation counselors will prepare mothers for positive and successful experiences with breastfeeding by discussing the many benefits of breastfeeding, how to get started, basic techniques and solutions to common problems. It is recommended that mothers bring a support person who will learn these same basic skills and help support the mother during their hospital stay and return to home.

The classes are free, but registration is encouraged. To register for one of the dates listed, visit and click on “Classes and Resources” or call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST for more information.


About Baptist Health

For more than a century, Baptist Health has delivered All Our Best in health care through Christian compassion and innovative services. Baptist Health is Arkansas’ most comprehensive health care organization with more than 250 points of access that include 11 hospitals; urgent care centers; a senior living community; over 100 primary and specialty care clinics; a college with studies in nursing and allied health; a graduate residency program; and access to virtual care anytime, anywhere. It is also the largest private not-for-profit health care organization based in Arkansas, providing care through the support of approximately 11,000 employees, groundbreaking treatments, renowned physicians and community outreach programs. For more information about Baptist Health, visit, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or download the myBaptistHealth app