Ochsner is devoted to creating an environment where mothers interested in breastfeeding their babies have the best support services available in the area. The Ochsner St. Anne Hospital Lactation Center provide the proper knowledge, education and tools to women interested in breastfeeding options.
Now is the time in your pregnancy to start thinking about breastfeeding your newborn. The Lactation Center offers FREE prenatal consultations to help you with your breastfeeding concerns or questions. Our certified lactation consultants will introduce you to the principles of breastfeeding. We will review your history and discuss community resources and develop an individualized plan of care for establishing breastfeeding.This is also a great opportunity to be properly fitted for a nursing bra.
For those mothers who plan on returning to work or school soon after giving birth, the lactation consultants can help develop individualized plans to ensure that new mothers and their babies don’t miss out on the opportunity to breastfeed. Consultations include the creation of a personalized plan and recommendations for the use of appropriate breast pumps. Please call 985-537-8279 to schedule your prenatal consultation.
Prenatal Breastfeeding Class
This class is designed to provide detailed information on the basics of breastfeeding. In a group setting you will learn the correct techniques for breastfeeding, and how to begin breastfeeding while in the hospital as well as some anticipatory guidance for breastfeeding once you get home. Please call 985-537-8279 to register for a prenatal class.
For those times when telephone assistance just isn’t enough, lactation counselors are available for in person assistance. We can also work with you to devise a plan for continuing to breastfeed once you go back to work. To make an appointment, please call 985-537-8279.
Breast pumps, breast pump parts and accessories, prenatal vitamins, lanolin, and more are available through the Lactation Center located at the Ochsner St. Anne General Hospital. For those new mothers in need of a hospital grade pump or who would like to try pumping before purchasing a pump, hospital grade rentals are available. For more information, please call 985-537-8279.
Telephone Warm Line
Ochsner wants to offer continued assistance and support after you are discharged from the hospital. Should you have questions or concerns about breastfeeding, please call the Ochsner Lactation Warm Line at 985-537-8279. If you reach the recording, please leave a detailed message and a lactation consultant will return your call.