Make Breastfeeding Successful from St. Luke's

St. Luke's Emergency Department

First Available Time :

UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Peck's Landing)

1940 Blairs Ferry Road
Suite 104
Hiawatha, Iowa 52233

00 Patients
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Urgent Care - Anamosa

1795 Hwy 64 East
Anamosa, Iowa 52205

00 Patients
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Urgent Care - Hiawatha

1001 N. Center Point Road
Suite A
Hiawatha, Iowa 52233

Closed Patients
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Urgent Care - Marion

2992 7th Ave.
Marion, Iowa 52302

04 Patients
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Urgent Care - Westside

2375 Edgewood Rd SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

01 Patients
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What Helps Me Make A Good Milk Supply And Make Breastfeeding Successful?

  • Frequent breastfeeding or pumping to keep your breasts soft and empty helps build and maintain a good milk supply. 
  • Nurse baby or pump every 1-3 hours. At least 8-10 times or more each 24 hours for the first few weeks after birth, both day and night.  
  • Milk left in the breast more than 3-4 hours slows your milk production & decreases your supply. 
  • Drink plenty of fluids, eat a well balanced diet with plenty of fiber, and rest often day and night to help give you energy to nurse and care for your baby.

Please call the St. Luke's Lactation Consultant with questions at (319) 369-8944.