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.

With a variety of electric and manual pumps available, we 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.

To place an order for a breast pump, please talk with your IU Health provider.

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. 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.

With a variety of electric and manual pumps available, we 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.

To place an order for a breast pump, please talk with your IU Health provider.

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. Other products include nursing bras and garments, along with cleaning supplies and breastfeeding educational materials.

IU Health Lactation Support Services

Aug 10

Lactation team helps mother-of-three reach breastfeeding goals

Nikki Wolfe persevered through a MRSA infection, maintaining her breastfeeding journey with the support of the IU Health North’s lactation team. 

Lactation team helps mother-of-three reach breastfeeding goals image.

Patient Stories for Breastfeeding Support

Aug 10

Lactation team helps mother-of-three reach breastfeeding goals

Nikki Wolfe persevered through a MRSA infection, maintaining her breastfeeding journey with the support of the IU Health North’s lactation team. 

Lactation team helps mother-of-three reach breastfeeding goals image.

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.