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. Infant Feeding in Disasters and Emergencies [pdf] Breastfeeding and Other Options from the American Academy of Pediatrics. 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 [podcast] Here is how we can help! Virtual Consultations BreastTime: Schedule a live video consultation with a lactation nurse in the convenience of your own home via iPhone, iPad or Android Sign up now Online E-Class: Our online breastfeeding class uses videos, personal birth stories, animations and activities, to prepare for the decision to breastfeed. Register now Zoom 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 classes, support groups, and convenient personal consultations virtually 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. Breast Pump Rentals and sales at Woman’s Gift Shop » How to get a breast pump through Healthy Louisiana (Medicaid) [pdf]» Video: Breastfeeding Benefits for Mother and Child For more Pregnancy and Baby videos, visit Woman's YouTube Channel.