Methodist Women's Hospital

Lactation Services

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

Methodist Hospital's certified lactation consultants are a source of information and encouragement. They provide specialized one-on-one care and instruction to help new mothers breastfeed successfully.


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.
During your hospital stay, our lactation consultants are available from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. to help with breastfeeding questions or challenges that require skilled lactation support. 

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.

Breastfeeding Boutique

You will find a selection of breastfeeding products and services, including pump sales and rentals, nursing bra fittings and breastfeeding accessories at the Breastfeeding Boutique, located inside the gift shop in the lobby of the Methodist Women's Hospital. Breastfeeding Boutique staff are onsite and available for questions, assistance, and bra-fittings Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information call (402) 815-1135 or email bfboutique@nmhs.org.

Mothers' Milk Bank: Milk Donations

Methodist Women's Hospital provides the only Nebraska-based Milk Depot accepting donations of mother's breast milk. Some mothers are unable to provide breast milk for their infants due to prematurity, medications or other reasons. The Milk Depot collects milk from screened donors and allows newborns to benefit from breast milk. Learn more information about the Methodist Women's Hospital Milk Donor program.

 

Support Groups and Resources

Baby 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