BayCare encourages you to breastfeed your baby. It is the perfect, healthiest food for your newborn, and as a mother, you can enjoy a special bond unlike any other. We offer prenatal classes about breastfeeding to prepare you for the experience. Plus, your maternity nurse will help you get started within the first hour of birth. We continue to support and encourage you during this breastfeeding journey with breastfeeding support groups, our Breastfeeding helplines, and many resources. We can even help you overcome any difficulties which may arise with specially trained Lactation Consultants.
Breastfeeding Tips and Information
Bobbi Taman, BSN, IBCLC, CLE shares breastfeeding tips for new and expectant mothers. Learn more about BayCare’s maternity services
Breastfeeding Support Groups
To help you get the support and encouragement as a nursing mother, BayCare offers many breastfeeding support groups. View upcoming Support Groups.
Talk to healthcare provider for help ordering or renting a breast pump. In some cases, your insurance may cover breast pumps, check with your insurance provider. For more Breastfeeding resources and rentals visit BayCare HomeCare.
Interested in Donating Breast Milk?
Many of our Maternity Centers participate in Breast Milk Donor Programs to nourish fragile babies in BayCare Neonatal Intensive Care Units with natural breast milk. This milk is donated by healthy mothers in our community with excess milk. Learn more these programs and how to be a donor.
BayCare Breastfeeding Support
La Leche League International - Breastfeeding Support and Information
KellyMom - Parenting & Breastfeeding
KellyMom - The Basics of Breast Massage and Hand Expression (video)
Global Health Media - How to Express Your First Milk (video)
https://globalhealthmedia.org/portfolio-items/how-to-express-your-first-milk/?portfolioCats=191%2C94%2C13%2C23%2C65 - As a new mother, you may need to learn how to remove your milk and give it to your baby. This video shows you how to express colostrum, your first milk.
Stanford Medicine - Hand Expression of Breastmilk (video)
https://med.stanford.edu/newborns/professional-education/breastfeeding/hand-expressing-milk.html - Dr. Jane Morton demonstrates how easily hand expression can be taught in this Stanford University video on "Hand Expressing Breast Milk."
Stanford Medicine - Maximizing Milk Production with Hands-On Pumping (video)
https://med.stanford.edu/newborns/professional-education/breastfeeding/maximizing-milk-production.html - This video demonstrates some ways that pumping mothers can increase production without medication.
Mothers Milk Bank of Florida
Office on Women's Health - Breastfeeding
Prolacta Donor Milk ProgramHome - Baycare Milk Bank (prolacta.com) - Breast Milk Donor Program to provide nourishing human breast milk products to ill, premature babies in BayCare Neonatal Intensive Care Units and NICUs around the country.
Breastfeeding After Reduction (BFAR) Information and Support
Human Milk Banking Association of North America
Infant Risk Center at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
www.infantrisk.com - Questions about OTC or prescription medications while pregnant or nursing? Call the experts at the Infant Risk Center: Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm CT (806) 352-2519.