5 Breastfeeding Resources in Baton Rouge

Note: This post is part of a series for World Breastfeeding Week and is sponsored by Woman’s Hospital

5 Breastfeeding Resources in Baton Rouge

Breastfeeding is natural, but it’s not always easy. Poor latch, nipple soreness and engorgement may be a few of the challenges that you may face when breastfeeding. Don’t wait too long to get help. Woman’s Hospital offers several resources to help your baby get the best nutritional start in life.

5 Breastfeeding Resources in Baton Rouge

Classes

You’ll have tons of help from lactation nurses while you’re in the hospital, but many women find that taking a breastfeeding class before pregnancy can boost their confidence. Woman’s Breastfeeding Basics class will teach you how to properly latch Baby and different positions to try. The class also covers breast pumping, including how to make the transition from maternity leave to the workplace as easy as possible. Dads and partners are welcome, too! For women who have already breastfed, Breastfeeding Express is a great refresher class.

Warmline

Is my baby getting enough to eat? Why is my baby making a clicking noise? Is this pain normal? The nurses who answer Woman’s Lactation Warmline have heard it all. For 30 years, the Warmline has provided free lactation phone consultation and troubleshooting advice from a registered nurse all day, every day. This service is available not only to Woman’s patients, but to anyone and everyone. In fact, doctors often call our Lactation Warmline for advice. That’s because Woman’s nurses are truly the lactation experts. To reach Woman’s Lactation Warmline, call 225-924-8239. For an after-hours breastfeeding emergency, call 225-924-8286.

There’s An App For That Coming Soon

Can’t remember if you last fed on your left breast or your right? Can’t remember the last time baby ate?Breastfeeding Resources in Baton Rouge Woman’s has an app for that coming soon! Woman’s is about to launch a new iPhone app that was designed to be a comprehensive resource for pregnant and breastfeeding women. The app will feature all of the educational information about breastfeeding that Woman’s recently published in a paperback book, as well as a tool for tracking breastfeeding sessions. Most importantly, remember to watch your baby for feeding cues to know when he’s hungry. Our app will help you keep track of your baby’s feeding patterns.

Support Group

 Twice each month, moms get together at Woman’s breastfeeding support group to share their successes and challenges. A certified lactation consultant leads the support group. It’s free and registration is not required. And of course, babies are welcome!

Coming Soon! Virtual Lactation Consultations

 Starting this fall, women won’t have to leave the comfort of their own homes to meet with a lactation consultant! Woman’s will offer lactation consultations through FaceTime and Skype. Stay tuned for more details!

 

About Woman’s Hospital
Woman’s Hospital is one of the first specialty hospitals for women and infants. Since opening in 1968, it has welcomed more than 300,000 babies, making it one of the largest delivery services in the country and the largest in Louisiana. Additionally, Woman’s operates the highest-level neonatal intensive care unit in the state and cares for infants who are extremely premature, are critically ill or require surgical intervention. The hospital is also recognized for its expertise in mammography as well as breast and gynecologic cancer care. As a private, nonprofit organization, all funds are reinvested into the hospital to continue Woman’s mission to improve the health of women and infants through the latest technology, a highly qualified staff and critical community programs and services. For more information, visit www.womans.org.  

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