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.
In order to support our new moms in breastfeeding, UMC offers CLC and IBCLC Certified Lactation Educators to provide education and encouragement during breastfeeding.
Our lactation educators are experienced professionals who help mothers with any difficulties and/or questions they may have while breastfeeding. Their job is to help make your breastfeeding experience the best one possible. They can help with:
- How to hold the baby as you breastfeed
- How to look for cues your baby gives you
- Milk production issues
- Issues with your baby gaining weight
- Latching problems
- Premature infants or multiples
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
Are you a Certified Lactation Educator? We’d love for you to join our team, empowering new moms!