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Breastfeeding & Lactation

Breastfeeding Support Services

In order to maintain the health of our delivering families as well as our visitors, we are temporarily postponing all classes and support groups offered at our Family Birthing Center. If you have already registered for one, a member of our team will reach out shortly with further details.

We want you to feel supported during this unforeseen time and know you can always reach out to us even after you go home for questions or concerns. The company we order our education books from has provided a link , and online Childbirth and Breastfeeding classes can be accessed here. Please feel free to use this link and share.  Our instructors look forward to having more classes and support groups in the future! 

You can also reach out to us at obeducation@stlukeshealth.org if you have any questions in regards to childbirth, newborn care or breastfeeding.

 

Benefits of Breastfeeding

Mom Baby
Reduces risks of ovarian cancer Help protect against respiratory infection
Reduces risks of Type II Diabetes Less likely to be overweight later in childhood
Lowers risks of osteoporosis later in life Less likely to have Type II Diabetes
Aides in weight loss Reduces the risks of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Helps uterus return to pre-pregnancy size Reduces the risk of ear infections

Skin-to-skin

We honor the Golden Hour and place baby skin-to-skin immediately following birth until completion of the first feeding. Our team of registered nurses at the Family Birthing Center are trained to be your first line of help with breastfeeding. At times, complex breastfeeding issues may arise and our Lactation Consultants are available 7 days a week to assist you

Breastfeeding Support Services

  • Inpatient Lactation Consultations 7 days a week
  • Monthly Breastfeeding Classes
  • Weekly Breastfeeding Support Group (Wednesday @ 10:00)
  • Hospital-Grade Pump Rentals through Lori’s Gifts

Breast Pump Rental Information

  • Breast pump rentals are available through Lori’s Gifts located on the 1st floor
  • of the hospital. For more information call 936.266.2070.
  • Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m.—8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday 9:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m

If you need to reach one of our lactation consultants please leave a voicemail at 936.266.2081 and your call will be returned within 24 hours.