Breastfeeding Support & Lactation Consultants - Owensboro Health

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Breastfeeding Friends

Join our Lactation Service consultants for Breastfeeding Friends, a group focused on providing answers to common breastfeeding questions, individual assistance, free weight checks, mother-baby bonding and more.

Registration is appreciated but not required. Nursing babies, siblings, support people, and expectant families all welcome!

We meet the 3rd Saturday of each month in the lobby of Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.

For more information call 270-417-5338.

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Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding is healthy for both you and your baby. But nursing your infant successfully takes practice. Our nursing staff and our Owensboro Health’s board-certified lactation consultants can help you get the most out of your breastfeeding experience.

Benefits Of Breastfeeding

  • Contains the perfect amount of protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins and minerals for your baby
  • Always fresh and exactly the right temperature
  • Contains valuable antibiotics that help prevent disease and may reduce the risk of your baby developing allergies
  • Can be frozen for future use
  • Has been shown to provide protection against breast cancer, ovarian cancer and weak bones in later life
  • Helps you and your baby bond

Tips & Tricks To Make Enough Milk

First 2 Hours Skin to Skin & First Feeding
First 2 Days Feed on Demand, Ask for Help
First 2 Weeks 8 - 12 Feedings every 24 Hours
First 6 Months Feed nothing but Mother's Milk

Your baby's tummy is tiny, every drop of colostrum helps protect your baby against infection for life. Frequent nursing promotes bonding and helps your body make milk.

Because of the benefits of breastfeeding, "The American Academy of Pediatrics reaffirms its recommendation of exclusive breastfeeding for about 6 months, followed by continued breastfeeding as complementary foods are introduced, with continuation of breastfeeding for 1 year or longer as mutually desired by mother and infant." 

Award-Winning Lactation Consultants & Support

Owensboro Health Regional Hospital is a designated IBCLC Care Award Facility. That means you’ll get care from International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants who can show you how to:

  • Position and latch your baby
  • Make sure you produce enough milk
  • Nurse your baby more comfortable
  • Breastfeed after a C-section
  • Nurse a premature, sick or special-needs infant
  • Use a breast pump

Your nurses are trained to support exclusive breastfeeding, kangaroo care and cuddle time.

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Before you give birth, take a breastfeeding class with your partner or support person and discover how to prepare for successful breastfeeding.

Learn about breastfeeding self-care, overcoming breastfeeding challenges and pumping and storing breast milk.

Contact Us

For more information on Maternity Services call 270-417-5300.

For more information on Lactation Services call 270-417-5338.

Preregistration Online

When you arrive to have your baby, all you’ll need to do is give us your name.

Preregister Online

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