Breastfeeding Support

Resources and support to help you make the most of your breastfeeding experience

One of the most important things you can do as a new mother is breastfeed. Breastfeeding is good for your baby’s health and your health.

Breastfeeding can be a beneficial and rewarding experience for you and your baby with the right resources and support throughout your journey.

When it comes to breastfeeding, knowing what to expect and being prepared along the way are stepping stones to success. High-quality equipment, supplies and training can also help make breastfeeding more efficient and enjoyable.

Our breastfeeding experts are here to provide advice and support. They can also help you choose breastfeeding supplies and accessories so you can make breastfeeding work for you and your baby.

Our Services

Education

Breastfeeding does not always come naturally. Our experienced lactation consultants teach you how to make breastfeeding work with your lifestyle. They can answer your questions about breastfeeding, pumping and more.

We also offer classes on breastfeeding and breastfeeding support groups so you can meet other breastfeeding mothers.

Breast Pumps

Work and other commitments mean you cannot always be with your baby for every feeding. With breast pumps, you can collect milk for later use. Breast pumps help increase your milk supply, relieve engorged breasts and unclog milk ducts.

We offer a variety of electric and manual pumps and can help you determine which type of pump is best for you. When choosing your breast pump, consider your schedule, whether you need to transport the pump, your insurance coverage, and whether you plan to travel while breastfeeding

Accessories

Some breast pumps come with a pumping kit that includes items such as breast flanges, tubing and bottles. In other cases, you must buy such products separately.

We offer a full range of breast pump supplies and accessories to meet your needs. Other products include nursing bras and garments, along with cleaning supplies and breastfeeding educational materials.

IU Health Lactation Support Services

    What to Expect with Breastfeeding Support

    When it comes to breastfeeding, knowing what to expect and being prepared along the way are stepping stones to success. High-quality equipment, supplies and training can also help make breastfeeding more efficient and enjoyable.

    Our breastfeeding experts are here to provide advice and support. They can also help you choose breastfeeding supplies and accessories so you can make breastfeeding work for you and your baby.

    Our Services

    Education

    Breastfeeding does not always come naturally. Our experienced lactation consultants teach you how to make breastfeeding work with your lifestyle. They can answer your questions about breastfeeding, pumping and more.

    We also offer classes on breastfeeding and breastfeeding support groups so you can meet other breastfeeding mothers.

    Breast Pumps

    Work and other commitments mean you cannot always be with your baby for every feeding. With breast pumps, you can collect milk for later use. Breast pumps help increase your milk supply, relieve engorged breasts and unclog milk ducts.

    We offer a variety of electric and manual pumps and can help you determine which type of pump is best for you. When choosing your breast pump, consider your schedule, whether you need to transport the pump, your insurance coverage, and whether you plan to travel while breastfeeding

    Accessories

    Some breast pumps come with a pumping kit that includes items such as breast flanges, tubing and bottles. In other cases, you must buy such products separately.

    We offer a full range of breast pump supplies and accessories to meet your needs. Other products include nursing bras and garments, along with cleaning supplies and breastfeeding educational materials.

    IU Health Lactation Support Services

      Patient Stories for Breastfeeding Support

      HealthyChildren.org

      A series of articles on breastfeeding from the American Academy of Pediatrics society.

      Resources

      HealthyChildren.org

      A series of articles on breastfeeding from the American Academy of Pediatrics society.