Breastfeeding Services

The American Academy of Pediatrics and World Health Organization recommend breastfeeding exclusively for the first six months of your baby’s life, and breastfeeding for at least one year.

At St.Vincent Women’s Hospital, we know that extra support and guidance for breastfeeding mothers can really make a difference. That’s why we offer a variety of breastfeeding programs and resources for patients who are staying with us, as well as outpatient services.

For information about our breastfeeding services, please call our lactation warm line at (317) 415-7441.

Publications

Download the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health's guide to breastfeeding. Available in English, Spanish and Chinese.

Download Your Guide to Breastfeeding


After your baby has arrived, our lactation specialists are available during your hospital stay to assist you with breastfeeding. And, after you leave the hospital, our breastfeeding support groups and lactation specialists can support you for the days and months to come.

Breastfeeding Classes

We offer a variety of classes on topics including latching and positioning, returning to work and pumping. Should you be staying with us on our High-Risk Unit, we offer consults at your bedside with a lactation consultant prior to your delivery.

Lactation Consultations

Learn how to provide optimal breastfeeding support for your baby, especially during the first few weeks (by appointment only).

Publications

Download the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health's guide to breastfeeding. Available in English, Spanish and Chinese.

Download Your Guide to Breastfeeding  

Women’s Health Boutique

The Women's Health Boutique in Carmel offers a variety of products and services for nursing mothers.

For information about our breastfeeding services, please call (317) 415-7441.


Support Groups

These group sessions give nursing moms the opportunity to share their experiences in a group setting.

  • St.Vincent Carmel Hospital, Entrance 3
    13450 North Meridian, Suite 255
    (317) 582-8080
    Mondays at 10:30 a.m.  
  • St.Vincent Women’s Health Boutique, Indianapolis
    Physicians Medical Plaza
    8550 Naab Road, Suite 201
    (317) 338-8866
    Fridays at 10:30 a.m.  
  • St.Vincent Fishers Hospital
    3rd Floor, Community Room
    13914 E. State Road 238
    (317) 415-9000
    Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.  

Women’s Health Boutique

The Women's Health Boutique in Carmel offers a variety of products and services for nursing mothers.

Indiana Mother’s Milk Bank

The Indiana Mother’s Milk Bank helps save lives of premature and unhealthy infants by providing pasteurized donor human milk to babies whose mothers are unable to provide their own.

For information about our breastfeeding services, please call (317) 415-7441.