Inpatient Breastfeeding Services

St.Vincent Women’s Hospital offers both inpatient and outpatient breastfeeding services, including classes and individual consultations to assist you and your family. If your pregnancy requires bedrest within our hospital we offer a variety of childbirth classes. 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.

Our inpatient breastfeeding services include:

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 personal breastfeeding classes at your bedside.

Lactation Consultations

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


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.

Lending Library

Our lending library carries a variety of videos, DVDs, and books for checkout on topics related to pregnancy, birth, parenting and more.

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