The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breast-feeding as the healthiest way of providing nourishment to your baby during his or her first year. Although breast-feeding is a natural way to feed your baby, it does not always come naturally to moms and newborns. That's why our highly skilled breast-feeding educators, including lactation consultants and nurses, offer assistance and information to help you have a successful breast-feeding experience.
The Family Birth Center staff helps moms succeed by encouraging skin-to-skin contact with mom and baby, 24-hour rooming in, breastmilk only unless supplementation is medically necessary, no pacifiers and providing resources and their contact information to breast-feeding moms at the time of discharge. Our breast-feeding brochure includes information on classes, support and supplies.
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 breast-feeding consultations, to pregnant women and new mothers. We want to help ensure a successful breast-feeding experience.
MU Women's and Children's Hospital offers monthly breast-feeding classes from 7-9 p.m. on Mondays. To register for classes call (573) 499-6101 or register online.
Hear from Lori Lampe on the resources available to moms and the benefits of breast-feeding.