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Lactation Services at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center

Award Winning Breastfeeding Consultants

The staff at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center recognize the importance of breastfeeding for both mom and baby. Our award-winning Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) and nurses support whatever the patient’s breastfeeding goal is. To do this, all nurses on the Women and Infant Services unit have been trained in breastfeeding care. IBCLC’s are on staff six days a week and dedicated to caring for breastfeeding moms and babies.

Before Baby Comes

Education is the best way to prepare for a new baby. While it is not necessary, it is encouraged for expecting moms planning to breastfeed to take the Breastfeeding: Getting Started Class taught by lactation consultants. This class is free to those delivering at Memorial Hospital. Our consultants offer to all moms a Baby Behavior class every other month that reviews how to identify baby behavior, cues, and learning how to adjust after baby is born.

Patients can register for these classes here or by calling 812-996-2399.

While in the Hospital

Our staff is dedicated to assisting mothers with breastfeeding. Patients will get the opportunity to see a lactation consultant as well. They will talk about the importance of frequent feeding, rooming in, and skin to skin with your baby. They will educate you, answer any of your questions, and address any concerns you may have about your baby or breastfeeding.

Once You Get Home

Lactation consultants are dedicated to not only assisting patients here in the hospital, but are also available for outpatient consults as well. If any problems should arise with breastfeeding, our consultants work closely with your physician to reach the best possible outcome for both mom and baby.

Monthly Check-In & Weigh-In Times

Memorial Hospital offers the opportunity for breastfeeding women, as well as expecting mothers, the opportunity to come in and speak to our certified lactation consultants (IBCLCs) on a regular basis. While moms are always welcome to call our lactation consultants at any time for help, two monthly check-ins including: “Check-In Time” which specifically addresses important transitions in a breastfeeding mom’s life, such as pumping, going back to work, and feeding an older baby. It is also a great opportunity for moms to meet other moms for that much needed mom-to-mom support, as well as Wednesday Weight Checks for Baby, which offers a quick free infant weight check every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the month.

Women are welcomed at this time to:

  • Bring their baby for weight checks
  • Bring their pump for set up questions or pressure checks
  • Schedule an in-depth consult with our consultants

*Note: Check-In Time is the first Wednesday of every month from 4:45 – 5:45 pm in the Board Conference Room at Memorial Hospital. No registration is required for this free service.

If you have any questions, please contact our lactation consultants in Women and Infant Services at 812-996-0383.

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