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Lactation and Breastfeeding

Nebraska Medicine lactation consultants are here to help you reach your breastfeeding goals! Call us anytime with questions or needed support at 402.552.3487.

New evidence finds breastfeeding to be one of the strongest ways you can positively impact your child’s health. Breastfeeding improves your child’s intellectual and social development. It decreases your child’s risk of colds and ear infections as well as chronic diseases such as allergies, asthma, diabetes, obesity and cancer. Parenting can be confusing and difficult at times and breastfeeding is no exception. It helps to have knowledgeable resources to turn to when you have questions. It is possible to overcome the breastfeeding obstacles you face. We’ll help you!

  • Are you confused about your baby’s behavior?
  • Are you wondering if you can take a certain medication while breastfeeding?
  • Do you think you have too much or too little milk?
  • Do you need support in your breastfeeding journey?
  • Do you have questions about returning to work and continuing to provide breastmilk?

We are here to provide evidenced-based education and support. Give us a call, leave us a message, or stop by our breastfeeding support group.

Support Groups and Classes

Phone: 402.552.3487

Breastfeeding Support Group

Thursdays, 3 - 4 p.m.
Olson Center for Women’s Health
Durham Outpatient Center, level four, education room
45th and Emile street.

Are you looking for help with breastfeeding your new baby? Join the Nebraska Medicine lactation consultants at their weekly breastfeeding support group. A lactation consultant will be present to answer questions, assist with latching, weigh your baby and provide support for this stage of motherhood. This group is free! Bring your baby along!

Breastfeeding Class

Are you unsure how you want to feed your newborn? Want to learn about breastfeeding before your baby arrives? A new baby means a lot for parents to learn. Start learning about breastfeeding now so you will be less overwhelmed after delivery. We’ll teach you how to get your breastfeeding journey off to the best start. This class is ideal for women who are currently pregnant to attend in their third trimester. We encourage you to bring a support person! Click here for class times and registration details.

More details about these and other Olson Center classes here.

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Lactation Consultants

Alana RN, IBCLC

Alana

Alana has been caring for moms and babies for more than 20 years. She decided to make the leap to the lactation team in 2016. Alana has two grown boys.

Jen RN, IBCLC

Jen

Jen started working in the newborn nursery right out of school and never left. More than 10 years later, she has loved each of her roles in caring for moms and babies and has been part of the lactation team since 2013. Jen struggled with breastfeeding her own children initially and formula fed her first two babies. She now has six children and after breastfeeding her last few, she brings a strong desire to support and educate parents on all types feeding practices.

Jill RN, BSN, IBCLC, ANLC

Jill

In 2012, after working in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit as a nurse, having her first child and overcoming common breastfeeding hiccups, Jill decided to become an international board certified lactation consultant and then an advanced nurse lactation consultant. She loves instilling confidence in moms and dads, often while discussing the seemingly strange but normal things babies and breasts do. Jill has three boys, too young yet for school, making her home a noisy and lively one.

Lacey RN, IBCLC

Lacey

With three kiddos, including a set of twins, Lacey is our breastfeeding twins expert! She breastfed her daughter and twins into toddlerhood. Lacey has been an RN since 2002, working in Transplant and Medical/Surgical Nursing from first. Her love for mother/baby care and breastfeeding lead her to make a change to Women’s Services Nursing in 2009, where she was a labor and delivery nurse until 2014. Lacey became a lactation consultant at Nebraska Medicine in Bellevue in 2014, and received her IBCLC in 2015. She is now enjoying her same role back here on main campus. Lacey and her husband Ryan have been married for 10 years and even living in Nebraska…love to cheer on the HAWKEYES!

Sara RN, BSN, IBCLC

Sara

Sara worked as a bedside nurse from 2000-2002. In 2002, she started working in the postpartum unit. In 2006, she transferred to Labor and Delivery and remained in that area until 2014 when she started her role as a lactation consultant, her dream job! Working in OB since 2002, she definitely has found her passion: working with moms and babies. She is married with two sons and a daughter.

Stacia RN, IBCLC

Stacia

Stacia has been working in Women’s Services since 1997. She breastfed her two boys for 15 months and 2 1/2 years during a time when it wasn’t cool! Stacia helped improve breastfeeding support at Nebraska Medicine - Bellevue in 2013 before transitioning back to the Nebraska Medical Center campus. She believes women should not have to go through this stage of motherhood on their own but rather should be surrounded by help and support.

Nebraska Medicine – Bellevue

Lactation consultants are available at Nebraska Medicine – Bellevue. They provide inpatient and outpatient services. The lactation consultants also run a Mommy and Me Breastfeeding Support Group every Thursday from 1 - 2 p.m.

Please call 402.763.3333 for help with questions, to find the Bellevue breastfeeding group room location or to schedule an individual outpatient visit.

Nebraska Medicine, NICU

Lactation consultants are available to families who have a baby in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Find more information here. Don’t hesitate to ask your nurse or give us a call if you have questions!

Lactation Rooms

Lactation rooms are available upon request. Please call 402.559.6363 for more information about times and locations.

Breastmilk Donation

Nebraska Medicine is a Breastmilk Depot for the Mother's Milk Bank of Iowa.

To donate, you must be in good health, be nursing, and be willing to share extra milk. Donors must be willing to pump and store milk according to milk bank guide-lines and be willing to donate a minimum of 200 ounces of milk. Potential donors are screened, at no cost to the donor and can drop off excess milk to Nebraska Medicine. This milk will help babies grow and thrive.

Donors should be non-smokers, not taking medication (with a few exceptions) and should not consume alcohol 12 hours before pumping milk to donate. Donations can be dropped off 7 days a week. Please call the lactation team at 402-552-3487 to let us know when you plan to drop off.

For more information call 877-891-5347 or visit the Mother's Milk Bank of Iowa.

Additional Resources

Breastfeeding is more than just food. Check out these resources for more information.

Contact Us

Nebraska Medicine Lactation Consultants
982090 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-2090
402.552.3487

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