The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for about 6 months, followed by continued breastfeeding as complementary foods are introduced, with continuation of breastfeeding for 1 year or longer as mutually desired by mother and infant.
Children’s Medical Center is fortunate to have on staff a Lactation Educator who is able to help with breastfeeding questions and issues. It is our goal to help support nursing mothers in any way we can if they chose to breastfeed their baby.
Our current Lactation Educator is Betsy and she has over 30 years of experience in helping nursing mothers navigate common problems related to breastfeeding. Depending on Betsy’s availability in the office, we try to provide support both in office as well as remotely by phone.
In the event that more intensive lactation support is desired, nursing mothers can attend either private or hospital-based lactation clinics. While Children’s Medical Center does not endorse one Lactation Clinic over another, for your benefit we will list several local clinics in the area.
The Children’s Hospital of Colorado Lactation Clinic at St. Joe’s Hospital
- Clinic meets on Wednesdays; both mother and baby are seen as patients and visit is billed through insurance. Call 720-777-2740 for an appointment. No referral needed.
The Nourish Center
- Nourish offers parenting classes, breast pump rentals and sales, professional breastfeeding support. Visit their website for more information: nourishfamilycenter.com
Online Lactation Resources:
- Breast Feeding Online Resources by Pediatric Web
- Kelly Mom Breastfeeding / Parenting
- Lact-Med Online Tool
- Infant Risk Center (Dr. Thomas Hale)