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Breastfeeding Services

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding as the healthiest way of providing nourishment to your baby during his or her first year. Although breastfeeding is a natural way to feed your baby, it does not always come naturally to moms and newborns. That's why MU Children's Hospital offers assistance and information to help you have a successful breastfeeding 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. 

The South Providence Medical Park building 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 breastfeeding consultations, to pregnant women and new mothers. We want to help ensure a successful breastfeeding experience.


Upcoming Events

  • Breast-feeding Class

    This class is designed for couples that are planning to breast feed or are undecided about how they will feed their baby.