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Breastfeeding Program

Mount Carmel offers breastfeeding support after you go home from the hospital. Mount Carmel’s board-certified lactation consultants are available for support or to offer advice before or after your baby’s birth, whether you are experiencing pain and soreness, are worried that your baby is not gaining enough weight, or would like one-on-one instruction on how to breastfeed. Many women with special circumstances, like those expecting multiple births or having had breast surgery, find the private instruction to be highly beneficial as they prepare to breastfeed. And the nominal cost for these personal services is typically covered by insurance.

Outpatient breastfeeding services include:

  • Pre- and Post-feeding weight checks
  • Comfortable latch and positioning
  • Infant feeding concerns
  • Milk supply concerns
  • Nipple or breast pain
  • Return to work planning
  • Pumping guidance
  • Prenatal consults
  • Free bra fittings wither a certified fitter
  • Free support group
  • Free Breastfeeding Helpline, 614-234-MILK

Mount Carmel's outpatient breastfeeding services are available at Mount Carmel East and West and at our new Breastfeeding Center located at Mount Carmel St. Ann's.

For information about our breastfeeding services or for an appointment, call 614-234-MILK (6455).