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:
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.
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
Our Women’s Health Boutique offers a variety of products and services for nursing mothers.
Our lending library carries a variety of videos, DVDs, and books for checkout on topics related to pregnancy, birth, parenting and more.