Lactation Management Service
|Watch a lactation consultant talk about the advantages of breastfeeding.|
The Lactation Management Service provides consultation Monday through Friday, and rotating Saturdays and Sundays.
Children's Hospital lactation consultants will talk with mothers by phone, schedule a visit at the bedside, and meet with families during a prenatal appointment if families are being seen through the Fetal Concerns Center of Wisconsin.
For prenatal, inpatient and outpatient consultations, a physician or nurse can order a lactation consultation or families can call (414) 266-1757 to leave a message for a lactation consultant. A lactation consultant will automatically be paged when a message is left.
The Lactation Management Service has double electric breast pumps available throughout the hospital for use by mothers. Pump rooms are available in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and most inpatient units. The Clinics Building has a breastfeeding room, located behind the information desk open to staff and families.
Breast pumps and other breastfeeding equipment are available for rental and purchase at the Skywalk Pharmacy, located in the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Clinics building, right off the second-floor skywalk. For information about the options, costs and hours, call (414) 266-1893.
About the staff
Children's Hospital's staff includes four lactation consultants that are registered nurses. They have extensive training, education and experience in lactation and are International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC). They offer a wealth of experience and knowledge working with premature infants through toddler-age children.
In addition to the lactation management team, there are certified lactation educators (CLEs) available to assist and support families.
Barbara Hayes-Dineen, BS, RN, IBCLC, RLC
Lisa Ann Brock, BSN, RN, IBCLC, RLC
Linda McNamara, BS, RN, IBCLC, RLC
She became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in 1999. She is CPR certified and is a professional member of Wisconsin Association of Lactation Consultants, International Lactation Consultant Association. She is also an active member of March of Dimes NICU Family Support Committee.
Kris Walleser, BSN, RN, IBCLC, RLC
Walleser has been an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) since 1998. She is CPR certified and a professional member of Wisconsin Association of Lactation Consultants, International Lactation Consultant Association.
Lactation Management Service staff offers experienced, research-based practice in coordination with the infant's multidisciplinary health care team by:
- Providing support and education to mothers and supportive family members and friends.
Providing support to mothers and hospitalized infants who experience lactation or breastfeeding needs, including:
- Medication use and safety
- Sore nipples
- Low milk supply
Providing support to families and health care team members when infants have feeding challenges, including:
- Cardiac defects
- Respiratory problems
- Down Syndrome
- Cleft lip and palate
- Neurological impairment
- Multiple births (twins, triplets)
- Birth defects
- Providing guidance when there is separation of mother and baby due to medical, work or educational needs.
- Providing assistance with breast milk pumping, pump usage, management of breast milk collection and storage, and obtaining breast pumps for home use.
Below is some additional information regarding breastfeeding and breast milk pumping:
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics...
"Exclusive breastfeeding is sufficient to support optimal growth and development for approximately the first 6 months of life."
"Complementary foods rich in iron should be introduced gradually beginning around 6 months of age"
"Breastfeeding should be continued for a least the first year of life and beyond for as long as mutually desired by mother and child."
- Adding to Mother's Milk
- Milk Expression
- Milk Expression Techniques
- Milk Collection and Storage
- Delayed or Not Enough Milk Production
- Breastfeeding the High Risk Newborn
- Moving Toward Breastfeeding
There are a number of helpful Web sites that can provide you with additional information about breastfeeding:
Lactation Management Service staff understands hospitalization is a stressful time for families. We are eager to assist in promoting, initiating and maintaining breastfeeding while infants are hospitalized. For more information, call (414) 266-1757.