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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. If you choose to breastfeed you baby, we want to do everything possible to make sure you meet your goals. We will support you during each phase of your pregnancy, ensuring you have the best possible chance to be successful. 

The Family Birth Center staff helps moms succeed by encouraging skin-to-skin contact with mom and baby, 24-hour rooming in, breast milk only unless supplementation is medically necessary, no pacifiers and providing resources and their contact information to breastfeeding moms at the time of discharge. 

General Pediatrics - South Providence 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.

University of Missouri Women’s and Children’s Hospital received the Missouri “Show-Me 5” Hospital designation in November 2014 for its efforts to support new moms who want to breastfeed their infants.

Women’s and Children’s Hospital is among only six hospitals in the state to receive the "Show-Me 5" designation.


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.