Lactation & Breastfeeding

Do you need support in your breastfeeding journey?

Do you think you are producing enough milk?

Are you suffering from soreness?

Do you have questions about returning to work and pumping?

In addition to the changes and challenges you face as a new mother, choosing to breastfeed creates yet another set of questions and concerns. But you're not alone. Our team, including experienced lactation consultants, are available to provide you with the education and support you need to be successful.

We want to help you overcome any hurdles you may have related to breastfeeding, studies have proven breastfeeding to be one of the strongest ways you can positively impact your child’s health...and your own!

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's possible to overcome the breastfeeding obstacles you face, and we're here to help you!

Patient Guides

Why Nebraska Medicine for lactation and breastfeeding guidance?

Our Lactation Consultants Help You Reach Your Breastfeeding Goals

Call us anytime with questions or needed support at 402.552.3487. We also provide one-on-one consultations to moms and babies who need extra assistance with breastfeeding. To make an appointment with our IBCLC lactation consultant, please call the Olson Center at 402-559.4500.

Lactation consultants are available to families who have a baby in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Nebraska Medicine employs several lactation consultants who can answer any questions you may have and provide assistance with pumping or feeding your infant. To reach a NICU specific lactation consultant call 402.559.4442.

Breastfeeding/Lactation Support Groups

Nebraska Medicine lactation offers a free drop-in breastfeeding group on Thursdays at 3 pm at the Olson Center Classroom. The group is open to any mom in the community. For more information, please call 402.552.3487.

Lactation consultants are also available at Nebraska Medicine – Bellevue. They provide inpatient and outpatient services. The Bellevue lactation consultants also has a free drop-in breastfeeding support group every Thursday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. For more information call 402.763.3333.

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.

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Lactation Rooms

Visitors who prefer a private space on the Nebraska Medicine main campus for pumping or breastfeeding may utilize the following spaces:

  • The Mamava lactation suite; located in the lobby, behind the escalators. To access this suite contact the Information Desk or call Security at 402-559-5111.
  • Wittson Hall -  room WH3051; third floor, off main walkway. There is a Medela symphony pump in this two seat room.
  • For Nebraska Medicine employees looking for a lactation or mother’s room, see the employee resources page and lactation resources for employees via the intranet.

Additional Resources

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