Breastmilk is the ideal food for babies, but proper nutrition and hydration are absolutely essential for your baby’s health.
Our infant feeding specialist is available to help with:
- Position and latch
- Engorgement and management
- Managing milk supply-low supply, overabundant supply and maintaining supply
- Breastfeeding after breast reductions and augmentations
- Returning to work
- Breast and/or nipple pain with breastfeeding
- Preterm infants
- Early-term infants
- Concerns about weight gain: slow/no weight gain
- Infant sucking issues
- Maternal health concerns and breastfeeding
- Weaning from nipple shields and pumping
- Assistance with manual or double electric breast pumps
- Bottle feeding information and assistance
- Assess milk transfer with before and after weight
- donating extra breast milk to the Northwest Mothers Milk Bank
What we offer:
- Breastfeeding classes
- Inpatient hospital visits
- Office/outpatient visits
- Follow-up phone calls after you're discharged
Hours of operation:
Monday through Friday
7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for Family Birth Center patients and phone support.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for other Sky Lakes inpatients
This video can help you get off to a great start with your new baby.
To donate breast milk
If you are approved to donate breast milk, call to schedule a drop-off Monday through Friday. If you want to learn how to become a breast milk donor visit the Northwest Mothers Milk Bank to learn more and start the screening process.
Our Infant Nutrition Specialists
Brittany graduated nursing school from the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, with her BSN, RN in 2009. She has worked in many different areas in nursing over the years but found her passion as a nurse once she started working with moms and babies. She loves to support and empower moms with whatever their feeding goals may be. With the 11 years of nursing experience and her own personal breastfeeding journey with both of her daughters, she is a knowledgeable and compassionate source for mothers and babies in our community.
Tracy came to nursing late, after many years as a stay at home mom, and many more years serving families in Bloomington, Indiana as a perinatal doula. She breast fed four of her six children, the other two being adopted out of foster care beyond breast feeding age. She graduated from Indiana University School of Nursing with a BSN, RN in 2012. Starting out as a Cardiovascular Critical Care nurse, she eventually gravitated back to mothers and babies. She has worked in the Sky Lakes Family Birthing Center since 2016, with the goal of helping the entire family get off to the best possible start.