Whether you're looking for breastfeeding support before, during, or after your delivery, the UMC community has plenty of resources to help you through.
Before and During Your Stay at UMC
Lay the groundwork for your breastfeeding experience by taking breastfeeding class, a free class offered to all women delivering at UMC.
Once your baby is born, our specially trained nurses can help you in the first moments of breastfeeding. They'll encourage you to snuggle your newborn against your skin and sleep with your baby in the hospital room. Both of these practices are shown to improve milk supply, help with successful breastfeeding, and result in a more restful experience for mothers and infants.
Our CLC and IBCLC Certified Lactation Educators are also available to provide further tips and encouragement. Our Certified Lactation Educators have college degrees and have passed rigorous certification – including logging thousands of hours working with breastfeeding mothers and their infants.
Certified Lactation Educators remain in the hospital between 8AM and midnight and can be reached 24 hours a day via pagers.
After Your Stay
Our Certified Lactation Educators remain available to help you face any challenges after you and your baby have returned home. You can reach them on their pagers 24 hours a day, or schedule a face-to-face outpatient consultation for more support.
Talk to a Certified Lactation Educator:
By phone (8AM to 10PM): 806.775.8864
By pager (24 hours a day): 806.761.9414
The Lubbock affiliate of the La Leche League of Texas offers additional support and information for breastfeeding moms. La Leche League is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing information, encouragement, and community to breastfeeding moms. We are proud to host La Leche League meetings at noon on the third Tuesday of every month at the UMC Activities Center, located at 5217 82nd Street (the corner of 82nd Street and Slide Road). For more information about this group, visit http://texaslll.org/group/west-texas.