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.
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
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
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How to get a breast pump through Healthy Louisiana (Medicaid) [pdf]»
Video: Breastfeeding Benefits for Mother and Child
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