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Breastfeeding Services at Women's Hospital at Saint Joseph East

Congratulations on deciding to provide breast milk for your infant. By doing this you have agreed with The Academy of Pediatrics and The World Health Organization that you are giving the most complete food for your infant.

Inpatient Services

While in the hospital take advantage of our experience to help you with breastfeeding. Our lactation and well trained nursing staff can assist and answer questions you may have.

Outpatient Clinic

You and your baby can make an appointment for an outpatient visit to see how breastfeeding is going after discharge. This requires an order from your physician and will be billed to your insurance. Most insurance carriers will pay for the visit. If you have questions regarding coverage please call the customer care number on your insurance card before your appointment time.

Telephone Support

You may call the Lactation Department after discharg at 859.967.5167. Please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.

Breastfeeding Classes

Prenatal breastfeeding classes are offered 2 times a month. Taking one of these classes before delivery is a great way to get a good start. Mothers can register for classes online.

Community Support

Our telephone support, support group, prenatal education and outpatient visits are available to everyone, regardless of where you chose to deliver your baby. Give us a call and we will be happy to assist you.

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