Lactation Warmline

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"I think I’m getting a cold. Should I still breastfeed?"
"My baby is lethargic. What should I do?"

The nurses who answer Woman's Lactation Warmline have heard it all. Breastfeeding is one of the most natural processes for a woman, but it's not always the easiest. Established more than three decades ago, the Warmline provides free lactation phone consultation and trouble-shooting advice from a registered nurse all day, every day. This service is available not only to Woman's patients, but to anyone and everyone. In fact, doctors often call our Lactation Warmline for advice. Our nurses are truly the lactation experts.

Lactation services are so important because breastfeeding has been proven to prevent disease, provide optimum nutrition, promote healthy growth and development and even lower the risk of allergy and dental problems. But Louisiana's breastfeeding rates are well below the national average. 

With community support, Woman's can increase breastfeeding rates to improve the overall health of infants well into adulthood. Woman's board-certified lactation consultants provide all new mothers with information on breastfeeding along with the knowledge and skills necessary to give their babies the healthiest start in life. Furthermore, all new nurses and pediatric residents at Woman's shadow the lactation nurses to promote breastfeeding among their patients.

Challenge

  • Breastfeeding gives babies a healthier start by lowering the risk of many diseases. Breastfeeding also improves the overall health of babies well into adulthood.
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Woman's Response

  • Lactation services are provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week at no cost to all mothers who deliver at Woman’s.
  • Woman’s Breastfeeding Warmline provides free lactation phone consultation and troubleshooting advice from a registered nurse all day, every day. This service is available not only to Woman’s patients, but also for the community by calling 225-924-8239.

How it Works

  • Woman's board certified lactation consultants and nurses with advanced breastfeeding education provide all mothers with information on breastfeeding along with the knowledge and skills necessary to give their babies the healthiest start in life.