Ochsner's Multifetal Pregnancy Center is devoted to creating a warm and compassionate environment for mothers interested in breastfeeding. Multiple lines of research have shown that breastfeeding has been associated with improved infant outcomes, especially for those born preterm. Our Lactation Services Division consists of dedicated and experienced certified nurses who provide mothers with education, guidance and the tools for successful breastfeeding.
As part of you care here at Ochsner, pre-delivery consultative services are available in the 2nd and 3rd trimester of pregnancy to introduce expectant mothers to the principles of breastfeeding. Patients meet with one of our lactation consultants and are given a personalized assessment which includes dietary recommendations, nursing techniques, and commonly asked questions. Mothers are also given supportive assistance in the transition back to work or school while continuing breastfeeding.
In addition to our consultative services, patients are able to purchase supplies from our Lactation Center that maintains a full line of nursing bras, breast pumps and other accessories. We also give our mother's support through the Warm Line, a 24 hour telephone service dedicated to answering breastfeeding questions and concerns. For assistance through the Warm Line please call 504-842-5210. To reach the Warm Line at Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner, please call 504-464-8345.
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