The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding as the healthiest way of providing nourishment to your baby during his or her first year. Although breastfeeding is a natural way to feed your baby, it does not always come naturally to moms and newborns. That's why MU Children's Hospital offers assistance and information to help you have a successful breastfeeding experience.
Breastfeeding Classes Monthly classes are held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Mondays at MU Women's and Children's Hospital. To register, please call (573) 499-6101 or register online.
Breastfeeding Clinic Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. University Physicians-Green Meadows Pediatrics, 3211 S. Providence Rd, Building C, Columbia
To make an appointment, please call (573) 882-4730. For after hours questions and concerns, please call (573) 499-6140.
Green Meadows Pediatrics is the only pediatric clinic in Columbia with a full-time certified lactation consultant. With 18 years of experience, Lori Lampe, RN, IBCLC, provides support, supplies and education, as well as breastfeeding consultations, to pregnant women and new mothers. We want to help ensure a successful breastfeeding experience.
Breastfeeding Supplies Medela breastfeeding supplies are available at MU Women's and Children's Hospital Pharmacy. Pharmacy hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Appointments are necessary for fittings of breastfeeding bras. For more information, please contact University Physicians-Green Meadows Pediatrics at (573) 882-4730.
Additional Classes and Tours offered at the Family Birth Center To register for classes at MU Women's and Children's Hospital and tours of the Family Birth Center, please call (573) 499-6101 or visit http://www.muhealth.org/ChildbirthClasses.
Breastfeeding Classes Monthly classes are held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Mondays.
Childbirth Classes Six-week classes on Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m. One-day classes on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Big Kids Only Classes Monthly classes on Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Call for details.
MU Women's and Children's Hospital and Family Birth Center Tours Monthly tours on the fourth Wednesday of the month, 5:30 p.m.
Infant CPR for Parents Monthly classes on the second Monday of the month, 7 to 9 p.m.