Lactation Consultant Services
Breastfeeding provides numerous benefits for you and you baby. Our Lactation Consultants are here to provide extensive breastfeeding education and support. If you have any questions, please contact one of our International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) by calling (319) 369-8944. Please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.
Prenatal Breastfeeding Class
We recommend this class to all pregnant women who wish to learn more about breastfeeding. You will learn the basics of breastfeeding, what to expect during the beginning days and what support resources are available after you learn the hospital.
Following the birth of your baby, our lactation consultants will answer any questions you may have and will help educate you on how to best meet your breastfeeding goals. A lactation consultant will visit you during your hospital stay. Our consultants are available for inpatient visits seven days a week.
If breastfeeding questions or concerns arise after you return home, our consultants can help with any breastfeeding challenges you may face, including latch-on difficulties, engorgement, and low supply.
Our mission is to provide you with the help you need to reach your breastfeeding goals. This service is provided free of charge to mothers who deliver at UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's.
Breastfeeding Support Group
One of our lactation consultant's does a weekly weigh in, answers any breastfeeding questions and leads a group discussion on a breastfeeding topic. You will be able to talk to other moms who are breastfeeding their babies and discuss similar experiences. It is for moms and babies, newborn to one year. This breastfeeding support group meets weekly on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:30 pm in the lower level of the Center for Women's and Children's Health. Pre-registration is not necessary.