Methodist Women's Hospital
We are here to help you make feeding your baby a fulfilling and positive experience.
Rest assured that a mother's milk has all the nutrition needed to keep a baby healthy, and only very rarely is there a medical or physical reason that a woman cannot breastfeed her baby.
You and your baby can enjoy the many benefits of breastfeeding, including a very close and special mother-baby relationship.
Methodist Women's Hospital Is Breastfeeding-Friendly
Methodist Women's Hospital promotes the benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and baby within an environment totally supportive of a woman’s desire to breastfeed.
Regardless of whether a baby is fed by breast or bottle, Methodist Women's Hospital supports a parent’s choice, with programs in place to help all new families get off to a healthy start.
Specialized one-on-one care to help new mothers.
Lactation consultants can assist in many ways, including:
- Knowing if your baby is getting enough milk.
- Teaching how to nurse multiples or babies with special needs.
- Training to pump and store milk safely.
- Evaluating breast pain or infections.
After discharge, expect a phone call from our lactation consultants one or two days after you return home. Their office is open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily for your phone calls, and, if needed, for one-on-one appointments.
If you would like information, or to speak with a lactation consultant, please call (402) 815-1528. You may also e-mail your questions about breastfeeding to a lactation consultant, and we will reply to you within 48 hours.
Mothers' Milk Bank: Milk Donations
Support Groups and ResourcesBaby and Me Support Group
Provides education and reassurance to new mothers with babies ages newborn to 12 months.
View the calendar.
Back to Work and Breastfeeding Class
Free class with valuable information about breastfeeding and work.
View the calendar and register online.
Additional Information About Feeding
- Read our tips for feeding your baby from our Methodist Women's Hospital Baby Binder.
- Learn about the benefits of breastfeeding.
- Pacifiers are not recommended while establishing breastfeeding.
- Making sure your breastfed baby is getting enough milk.
- Read the essay about "Baby's Second Night" for handling common concerns.
- Bottle-feeding your baby.
- Make an informed decision about supplementing with formula.