Your milk is the most complete nutrition possible for your baby. It is full of immunities, antibodies and nutrients not duplicated in formula. Breastfeeding can be a very satisfying experience for mothers once the rhythm of breastfeeding is established. But before then, some mothers and babies may need additional help.
Our team of registered nurses at the Family Birthing Center is trained to be your first line of help with breastfeeding your baby. Lactation consultation is also available to new families with more complex breastfeeding concerns. We encourage you to consider our breastfeeding class if you choose to breastfeed.
Our breastfeeding support services include:
Inpatient services are available Monday through Friday. Breastfeeding support group meets each Wednesday from 10am-12pm. In order to limit infection exposure to babies and maintain privacy, please refrain from attending when you or your baby are ill and do not bring older children or other visitors.
Questions for the lactation consultant? Call 936-266-2081.
Messages left prior to 2 pm will be returned the same business day. Messages left after 2 pm will be returned on the next business day.
Breast Pump Rental
Breast pump rentals can be attained through The Life Branch gift shop. At this time we do not submit to insurance for pump rentals. Please call the gift shop for more information 936-266-2070.
Breast Feeding Class
Breastfeed with confidence after taking this class! You will learn how your body makes milk for your baby, how to get breastfeeding off to the best start, how to latch and position your baby, how to know your baby is feeding well, what to expect the first few days of life, how to manage common challenge, and how to access breastfeeding help after you leave the hospital. We encourage a support person to attend with the expectant mother.
Cost: FREE if delivering at a CHI St. Luke's Health facility or $30.00 per couple. When you register, only ONE person’s information is needed. If you are delivering at CHI St. Luke's Health-The Woodlands Hospital, enter discount code “Delivering@Woodlands”. If you are delivering at CHI St. Luke's Health - The Vintage Hospital, enter discount code “Delivering@Vintage”.
Length of class: 3 hours
Christa Williams, RN, BSN, IBCLC earned her international board certification in lactation consulting in 2009. She holds a bachelor’s degree in behavioral science from York College of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Delaware. She has been a registered nurse since 1996 and has provided nursing care in cardiac critical care as well as labor and delivery, high risk ante partum, postpartum and well newborn nursery. Her work as a labor and delivery nurse and her experience as a first time breastfeeding mother kindled her desire to learn all she could about breastfeeding. She studied, worked with mentors to provide direct hands on care assisting mothers to breastfeed, and went on to breastfeed her own three boys. Christa is passionate about empowering families with the education they need to make informed choices for themselves and dedicated to assisting families to reach their breastfeeding goals. When Christa is not helping mothers to breastfeed, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their three young boys, visiting with family and friends, exercising, cooking, and traveling.