Lactation Consultant Services
Breastfeeding provides numerous benefits for you and you baby. Our Lactation Consultant is here to provide extensive breastfeeding education and support. If you have any questions, please contact our International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) by calling (319) 226-BABY (2229). 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 specialist will visit you during your hospital stay.
If breastfeeding questions or concerns arise after you return home, our specialist 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.
Breastfeeding Support Group
One of our lactation specialists does a weekly weigh in and answers any breastfeeding questions. You'll be able to talk to other moms who are breastfeeding and discuss similar experiences. Our breastfeeding support groups meet weekly:
Tuesdays, 10-11 a.m. at Allen Hospital
- UnityPoint Clinic Conference Room (1st floor - enter Entrance 2 off Dale Street, take first hallway to the left, then take first left after that and the conference room is on your right)
Thursdays, 4-5 p.m. at Prairie Parkway
- Meeting Room 1 (1st floor - conference room is just inside main entrance)
Got questions? Contact us or leave a message at (319) 226-2229, ext. 2, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.