Breastfeeding

Human breast milk is natural and is the perfect food for your baby. The decision to breastfeed should be made before your baby is born.

Woman's is designated a Guided Infant Feeding Techniques (GIFT) hospital. We provide evidence-based practices to new moms about infant feeding and maternal and infant bonding.

Why Breastfeed?

Human breast milk is exactly what your baby needs to grow. (Click to Tweet) It helps:

  • Prevent disease
  • Provide optimum nutrition
  • Promote healthy growth and development
  • Lower the risks of allergy and dental problems

Learn more at : SpeakUp: What You Need to Know About Breastfeeding [pdf] »

Here’s how we can help!

  • In person!
    Classes and Support Groups:
    We have all the tools and education you need to breastfeed successfully. At Woman's, our staff is eager to help and support you through your breastfeeding journey. We offer a variety of breastfeeding education classessupport groups, and convenient personal consultations with our lactation specialists.
  • On the phone!
    “Warmline:”
    Woman’s Breastfeeding Warmline provides free lactation phone consultation and troubleshooting advice from a registered nurse. This service is available to the entire community by calling 225-924-8239. For an after-hours emergency, call 225-924-8286.
     

Video: Breastfeeding Benefits for Mother and Child

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