Breastfeeding Support Services
Breastfeeding supplies a superior source of nutrition of the infant and an opportunity for bonding between mother and child. Although breastfeeding is a natural process, assistance and evaluation by health care professionals can help assure a successful and enjoyable experience.
The Women's Center employs four certified lactation consultants with backgrounds in LDR, Women's OR, Mother/Baby, Pediatrics and RNICU. They provide patient education, assist with breastfeeding initiation/problems and teach breastfeeding workshops for nursing staff and community.
Breastfeeding Support Services are provided by phone consults, office visits by appointment, pump rentals by appointment and inpatient visits by a lactation consultant. Families may also choose an outpatient visit by self or physician referral. A private, comfortable room is provided for one on one consultation to solve breastfeeding problems and reassure mothers.
To make an appointment with a Lactation Consultant, please call (256) 265-7285.
Many breastfeeding support products are available for purchase in the Women's Center Boutique.
Breastfeeding Classes are also offered twice a month.
View the Breastfeeding Class schedule and information now.