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The Breastfeeding Center at EJGH is dedicated to the promotion and support of breastfeeding as the standard for optimal infant health and development. By providing specialized educational programs, information and one-on-one assistance to women throughout the breastfeeding experience, EJGH has established itself as one of the premier hospitals for breastfeeding support in the state. Not only do Registered Nurses, Internationally Board Certified as Lactation Consultants, staff our Breastfeeding Center but because of our commitment to providing the community with resources and support for breastfeeding, it has been GIFT (Guided Infant Feeding Techniques) Certified by the Louisiana Maternal and Child Health Coalition since 2007.

The Breastfeeding Center is open 7 days a week to offer guidance and support during and after pregnancy. Call (504) 503-4323 with any breastfeeding questions.

Lactation Consultations 

Private consultations* addressing individual needs can be arranged for both inpatient and outpatient mothers and are available at the Breastfeeding Center. Consultants can assist new mothers with a variety of concerns including the following:

  • Creating a plan for a breastfeeding mother returning to work
  • Assessing a mother's milk supply and the infant's intake during a feeding
  • Providing reassurance when things are going well and support for a plan to resolve a problem or concern
  • Assisting a mother to reach her breastfeeding goals

* Charges may apply

Breastfeeding Supplies/Rentals

Our Lactation Consultants offer personalized guidance and instruction for the proper use of breastfeeding supplies. The Breastfeeding Center offers a full suite of supplies including breast pumps, which are available for purchase or rental, for short term or long-term needs. Visit the Woman and Newborn Boutique for breastfeeding supplies and apparel.

Breastfeeding Support Group

Our certified lactation specialists help you to transition into successful breastfeeding. Learn the nutritional value of breast milk, your baby’s weight gain, milk supply concerns and more. Meet and share advice with other breastfeeding mothers. This support group is FREE.

For information on the Breastfeeding Support Group, call 504-503-5555

 

Find the Right Doctor

Please call HealthFinder at (504) 456-5000 to find the right doctor for you. Representatives are available from 8am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.

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Throughout our stay your Lactation department served as a key component to my success in breastfeeding. Mrs. Susie, Camie, Michelle, and Mary were like mothers to me. They continued to show patience and diligence in helping myself and my fiancé to succeed at this most important job. I cannot thank them enough.

 

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