Comprehensive Breastfeeding Care
Every new mom wants the best for her baby and studies show that starts with breastfeeding. Breast milk is rich in nutrients and antibodies to protect your baby. For most babies it’s easier to digest and helps fight disease. It also helps you bond with your baby. There are some challenges to breastfeeding. To help mom and baby connect, CHI Health provides onsite lactation teams. They can walk you through any questions or problems you might have. For more information or to speak to a breastfeeding specialist, call (402) 398-6095.
Breastfeeding right after childbirth can take time and patience but with a little practice and the help of our lactation team, you and your baby are not alone. We encourage you to attend our breastfeeding support groups for encouragement, advice, and assistance. The smalls groups are led by a lactation counselor within the hospital.
Our Certified Lactation Consultants
Breastfeeding Support Groups
Monday, August 5, 2019
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Omaha Children’s Museum
500 S 20th Street
Omaha, NE 68102
Join us to connect with other pregnant or nursing moms. Learn about breastfeeding, share your experience and ask questions.
Free admission to the museum for anyone who attends the Breastfeeding Café.
Breastfeeding support and more for moms with infants between birth - 12 months
Every Monday (excluding holidays) 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lower Level Cancer Center
Conference Room 2
Every Thursday (excluding holidays) 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Lower Level Cancer Center
Conference Room 2
Park in open lot on the southwest corner of the campus or in the large parking garage on the west side of the campus closest to the medical office building.
CHI Health Good Samaritan
West Tower Classrooms
Every Monday, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Our FREE group meets in a relaxed open-house environment that nurtures new friendships, lends support and provides a place for postpartum breastfeeding Moms and their babies to make connections for life. Facilitated by our certified lactation consultant, this group will share hints, education and provide an opportunity to weigh your baby tracking his/her progress.
For more information, contact our Certified Lactation Specialists at (308) 865-7689.
4th Thursday (Nov. and Dec. classes meet the 3rd Thursday), 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., GSH, West Tower Classrooms
Prepare for a wonderful breastfeeding experience at our Steps to Better Breastfeeding class intended for expectant mothers in their second or third trimester and their partners. This class is taught by our certified lactation team with the goal of providing a relaxed, comfortable and fun atmosphere where questions are welcomed. You'll leave feeling better prepared to breastfeed and a solid knowledge of where to find help when needed.
6901 N 72nd St
Every Tuesday – 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Immanuel Conference Center is located on the back (north side) of the hospital. Take 72nd St to Deaconess Dr and turn east. Continue east to the employee parking lot. You will see “conference center” on the hospital. You may park in conference center stalls if available. Check the event monitor inside the doors for room location.
Lakeside Maternity Center
16901 Lakeside Hills Court
Every Wednesday - 2:00 p.m.
The Maternity Center is located on 2nd floor of hospital
Mercy Medical Building Two
801 Harmony St, Ste 206
Council Bluffs, IA
Every Wednesday – 9:30 a.m.
Mercy Medical Building Two is located behind the hospital. Turn on Frank St to Harmony St. then turn right. It will be the second building on the right.
Prepares you for breastfeeding success by: learning different techniques, knowing how to build your milk supply, explaining Dad's role, learning how to pump breast milk and breast pump styles, and preventing problems. Taught by a certified lactation specialist. See upcoming dates.
This class is for any woman considering breastfeeding her baby. Discussions cover why you should consider breastfeeding; physical and emotional preparation; needs of the newborn, mother and family; working while breastfeeding; support and resources; pacifiers; and breast pumps. Fathers or other support people are welcome to attend. One-night class for expectant parents, third Wednesday of February, April, June, August, October, and December from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at CHI Health St. Francis. For fees, dates and to register, call (308) 398-6595.