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While most health care professionals, including the American Academy of Pediatricians and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners, recommend breastfeeding for your baby's first year, we are committed to supporting your choices about feeding your new baby.
While breastfeeding is often a positive and rewarding experience for mothers, it may also be challenging or difficult-particularly at first. A breastfeeding mother should continue to take care of her baby and herself as she did during her pregnancy.
Avista Adventist Hospital
offers expecting parents a two-part breastfeeding class. The class is taught by
an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Find a breastfeeding class.
Avista's IBCLC lactation consultants are well
recognized as some of the area's best-and are highly sought out even by moms
who delivered at a different hospital. As a breastfeeding mother, you have
access to our lactation consultants for support and education before your
delivery, while in the hospital and after you go home. Consultants are
available for breastfeeding support seven days a week either by phone or for
personal one-on-one appointments.
hospital grade pumps to mothers needing a little extra support for their
newborn or returning to work.
produce more milk than your baby needs? Did you know that just one ounce of
your milk could help feed a micro preemie for an entire day? 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 little ones. The program is managed
by Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center and Avista Adventist Hospital is the
local collection site.
If you have questions, want to schedule a breastfeeding consultation, need to rent a breast pump or are interested in participating in the Mother's Milk Bank please call, 303-673-1088.
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