The Birth Center team at St. Francis Medical Center is committed to supporting your choice to breastfeed. We offer the following programs and services to help you and your baby succeed:
Are you wondering if breastfeeding is the right choice for you and your baby? This comprehensive, two-part breast-feeding class, taught by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), is for you. To register call (719) 571-3101.
Inpatient Breastfeeding Consults
Should you need breastfeeding training, education or support while in the hospital, our specially trained Mother-Baby nurses and Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) will help you breastfeed right from the start.
Private Outpatient Lactation Consults
If you have difficulty breast-feeding after leaving the hospital, need additional support or education, you can schedule a private consultation with one of our lactation consultants. For more information or to schedule an appointment call (719) 571-3100.
Breastfeeding Mother's Group and Baby Weigh-in
Meet other breastfeeding mothers, share tips for success, weigh your baby and get some expert advice from one of our lactation consultants. Group meets Tuesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at St. Francis Medical Center. To register call (719) 571-3101.
Mother's Milk Bank
Got milk? You can give the gift that only a mother can give - breast milk. Many infants have special health needs and require breast milk feedings in order to thrive. The purpose of the Mother's Milk bank is to screen, collect, store and dispense human milk, by prescription only, to these needy little ones. The program is managed by Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center in Denver and St. Francis Medical Center in Colorado Springs is the local milk collection site. For more information, a screening interview or instructions call (303) 869-1888.
Breast Pump Rentals and Sales
We are proud to have the only hospital-based lactation store, The Lactation Center Boutique, conveniently located on the 3rd floor of St. Francis Medical Center. This one-stop shop makes it easy for you or a loved one to rent or purchase a breast pump, nursing bras, breastfeeding support products and other unique items before you leave the hospital.
If you have breastfeeding questions after you leave the hospital give us a call at (719) 571-3018. One of our lactation consultants will be happy to answer your questions.