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Fox Valley breastfeeding support
Lactation management service
Breastfeeding has benefits for both mother and baby, but sometimes it can be frustrating. Breastfeeding is a new skill your baby is learning and this may require additional time, patience and assistance. If your baby has health concerns, breastfeeding can be even more difficult. But most breastfeeding difficulties can be overcome with a little help.
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Neenah, WI, has certified lactation consultants who offer support to breastfeeding mothers and their babies and help provide a positive and successful breastfeeding experience.
Our staff also helps mothers who express their milk (remove milk from their breasts). Sometimes, hospitalized babies are fed through a tube or bottle because they are not able to breastfeed. We offer mothers of hospitalized infants the use of a breast pump so the baby can have the benefits of breast milk until they are capable of nursing.
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Neenah offers private breast pumping rooms, specialized freezers for milk storage, speech and feeding teams to help infants learn to suck and eat properly and breastfeeding assistance from our lactation consultants.
Our lactation consultants
At Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Neenah we have several certified lactation counselors on staff as well as two speech/language pathologists who can help both mom and baby. Our certified lactation consultants have additional hours of lactation education and numerous hours of supervised clinical experience with breastfeeding mothers and babies.
To request help from a lactation consultant, talk to your baby’s nurse.
Moms and Milk Club
Every Thursday morning (except holidays) from 10-11 a.m. in the 3rd floor NICU lobby, our lactation consultants hold a Moms and Milk Club support group for breastfeeding mothers. Occasionally, sessions are cancelled due to weather conditions or a viral outbreak in the community. Please call ahead at (920) 969-7990 to confirm that the meeting will be held.
Breastfeeding and lactation resources
Resources from Dr Jane Morton, Stanford University School of Medicine
- Hand Expression of Breastmilk
Video of hand expression techniques
Maximizing Milk Production with Hands On Pumping
Video of hands on pumping with pumping to maximize production
ABCs of Breastfeeding
Photos of proper latch and initiation of breastfeeding information
- Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
Breastfeeding and lactation protocols and statements for physicians and practitioners
- CDC Breastfeeding Information
Information on breastfeeding policy, guidelines, statistics, research and more
- Human Milk Banking Association of North America
- Infant Risk Center Texas Tech Health Sciences Center
Current evidence-based information on the use of medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding
- International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA)
Professional association for International Board Certified Lactation Consultants® (IBCLCs) and other healthcare professionals who care for breastfeeding families
- Find a lactation consultant through ILCA
- La Leche League International
Breastfeeding information, online support groups, FAQs, conferences and more
Breastfeeding and pumping information, breast pumps and related products and information
- United States Breastfeeding Committee
News and updates about US breastfeeding policy and legislation and coalition information
- United States Lactation Consultant Association
Professional organization for IBCLCs provides education and advocacy for the profession
- Wisconsin Association of Lactation Consultants
Professional association provides information, and education for lactation consultants
For more information or to request breastfeeding support from the Lactation Management Service at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, call:
For more information or to request breastfeeding support from the lactation consultants in Neenah, call: