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Breastfeeding

Proper nutrition. Collection and storage. Breast and nipple care. Preventing engorgement.

Let’s face it, Mom, there’s a lot to know about breastfeeding.

Have questions? We have answers.

Women's & Children's Hospital, Acadiana’s leading source for breastfeeding education and support for more than 30 years, is helping make the answers you need easier to find. Call 1-877-302-2731 today to request your free Breastfeeding Information Packet.

The hospital is a proud recipient of the Guided Infant Feeding Techniques (Gift®) certification from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. Our certified, experienced lactation consultants are ready to help you make those important first steps on the road to successful breastfeeding for you and your baby.

Women's & Children's Hospital also is a designated “Ban the Bags Champion” by the Louisiana Breastfeeding Coalition for its efforts to discontinue distribution of formula packs and samples to new mothers upon discharge.

Expecting and want to get a head start on breastfeeding your baby? Visit our Prenatal Classes page today by clicking here and signing up for a free Breastfeeding Class.

Get the answers you need on the go right in the palm of your hand. Sign up for My 39 Weeks, the free mobile app provided exclusively by Women's & Children's Hospital. Breastfeeding tips, class information and much more will be sent via text message right to your phone for free throughout your pregnancy.

Additional breastfeeding and prenatal information and support also is available by downloading the free Coffective app.

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