Breastfeeding

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Lutheran Children's Hospital - Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Support Services
(260) 435-7330(260) 435-7330 or (800) 444-2001(800) 444-2001, ext. 7330
LHlactation@lhn.net

Deciding whether or not to breastfeed is one of the most important decisions new parents can make. Breastfed babies receive optimal nutrition and moms enjoy short- and long-term health benefits.

The Birthplace’s breastfeeding support services team helps breastfeeding moms before and after baby is born. This team includes internationally board-certified lactation consultants and specially trained Birthplace staff whose goal is to make breastfeeding an enjoyable experience for mom, baby and family.

Our support services include:

Lutheran Children's Hospital - Breastfeeding
  • Prenatal breastfeeding classes
  • Visits during the hospital stay
  • Outpatient visits by appointment
  • Telephone consultations
  • Weekly breastfeeding mothers support group
  • Electronic pump rental and supplies
  • Certified bra fitting (available by appointment)

Breastfeeding Education Covers:

Learn more about breastfeeding from internationally board-certified lactation consultants during our breastfeeding class. This class covers topics such as:

  • Benefits of breastfeeding
  • Starting early skin-to-skin contact/baby-led feeding
  • Positioning and latching
  • Maintaining a good milk supply
  • Hand expressing and use of a breast pump
  • Special mom concerns (adoption, breast augmentation/reduction, engorgement, PCOS/infertility/hypothyroidism, working moms and more)
  • Special baby concerns (multiples, down syndrome, prematurity, cleft lip or palate)

Breastfeeding Support Services
(260) 435-7330(260) 435-7330
lhlactation@lhn.net