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Milwaukee breastfeeding support
Lactation management service
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee 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).
Conditions we address
This program provides support to:
- Mothers and hospitalized infants who experience lactation or breastfeeding difficulties, such as:
- Medication use and safety
- Sore nipples
- Low milk supply
- Families and health care team members when infants have feeding challenges, including:
- Heart defects
- Respiratory problems
- Down syndrome
- Cleft lip and palate
- Neurological problems
- Multiple births (twins, triplets)
- Birth defects
- Mothers and babies who are separated due to medical, work or educational needs.
- Mothers who need help with breast milk pumping, pump usage, management of breast milk collection and storage, and obtaining breast pumps for home use.
This program provides the following services:
The Lactation Management Service provides individual consultations Monday through Friday, and rotating Saturdays and Sundays.
Children’s Hospital lactation consultants 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. A physician or nurse can order a prenatal, inpatient and outpatient consultation, or families can call (414) 266-1757 to leave a message for a lactation consultant. A consultant will automatically be paged when a message is left.
The Lactation Management Service has double electric breast pumps available throughout the hospital for mothers to use. Pump rooms are available in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and most inpatient units. The Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Clinics Building has a breastfeeding room, which is located behind the information desk, that is available to families and staff.
The milk kitchen is for the management, preparation and distribution of human milk.
Watch this behind-the-scenes tour of our Milk Kitchen to learn how this unique resource is helping breastfeeding mothers and babies in our NICU.
About the staff
Our team includes many lactation consultants, including four with IBCLC (international board certified lactation consultant) certification, who are also registered nurses. They have extensive training, education and experience in lactation. They offer a wealth of experience and knowledge working with premature infants through toddlers.
In fact, our team has been awarded with the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®) and the International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®) IBCLC Care Award for excellence in lactation care.
This award recognizes organizations that have IBCLCs on staff, provide a lactation program for breastfeeding families, and have recently completed activities that help protect, promote, and support breastfeeding.
In addition to the lactation team, certified lactation educators (CLEs) are available to help and support families.
- Lisa Brock, RN, IBCLC
- Barbara Hayes-Dineen, RN, IBCLC
- Linda McNamara, RN, IBCLC
- Kristine Walleser, RN, IBCLC
- Lori Collins, CLC
- Maria Collins, CLC
- Reggie Drewek, CLC
- Michelle Eversdyk,CLC
- Maria Haldeman, CLC
- Paulette Krolikowski, CLC
- Sara Peluso, CLC
- Lindsey Schneider, CLC
- Heather Tanner, CLC
Breastfeeding and lactation resources
Resources from Dr Jane Morton, Stanford University School of Medicine
- 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
- A Mother's Touch: Breastfeeding in the first hour
Video with tips on breastfeeding within the first hour after birth
- 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 our lactation team at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, call:
For more information or to request breastfeeding support from our lactation team at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Neenah, call: