Breastfeeding

We understand many women may be apprehensive or unsure at first about breastfeeding vs. bottle-feeding their baby. It’s normal to have many questions related to breastfeeding. Our doctors are here to support you.

La Leche League was founded to give information and encouragement, mainly through personal help, to all mothers who want to breastfeed their babies. The mission of La Leche League is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

Visit La Leche League for more information about breastfeeding.

You can also also visit Medela's website for general breastfeeding guidance information as well.

The lactation specialists at Elmbrook Memorial Hospital sponsor a Mom & Baby Support Group that is open to everyone in the community at the Pavlik Center (room 106) on the Elmbrook Campus at 10:30am - 12pm on Wednesdays.

Breastmilk Storage

Many mom's will pump breastmilk to store it for later use.  You can find helpful guidelines for collecting, storing, and defrosting breastmilk safely by visiting Medela's website for more information.