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Community Maternity Services

Breastfeeding (lactation) services

Breastfeeding and lactation services at Community Health NetworkNursing your baby is more than providing a meal; it’s a wonderful way to bond with and comfort your baby. Plus, it’s a healthy thing to do! Studies have shown breast feeding prevents many childhood illnesses and reduces the risk of certain cancers for mom. Extensive research has established that breast milk is the superior method of feeding your baby.

We are committed to the promotion, support and protection of breastfeeding. Our international board-certified lactation consultants are here to help you establish and maintain breastfeeding. From your prenatal classes to pumping supplies and support groups, you’ll find Community Health Network is a comprehensive resource for all your breastfeeding needs.

Call any of these lactation offices for more information:

  • Community Hospital North: 317-621-5380
  • Community Hospital South: 317-887-7927
  • Community Hospital East: 317-355-2345

Classes

Breastfeeding and lactation services at Community Health Network“Breastfeeding Basics” is a one-session class for expectant parents. A lactation consultant will share helpful information to prepare you for the breastfeeding experience. Dad or a support person plays an important role in the breastfeeding experience and is encouraged to attend as well! Click here to register online, or call 800-777-7775.

Support options

Community offers in-hospital support starting moments after delivery, one-on-one support after discharge, online Facebook support groups, and ongoing breastfeeding support groups for moms and babies. Learn more about breastfeeding support options >>

Pump rentals and breastfeeding supplies

Community has breast pumps available for rental, as well as breastfeeding supplies, such as pumping kits, available for purchase from FigLeaf Boutique. Lactation consultants also offer one-hour sessions for pumping support. Learn more about breastfeeding supplies and pumping support >>

Meet our lactation consultants

Community's lactation consultants are international board certified allied health care providers who possess the necessary skills, knowledge and attitudes to facilitate breastfeeding. With a focus on preventive health care, they encourage self-care and decision-making prenatally and postnatally. Learn more and meet the lactation consultants >>

Milk bank depot at Community North

Community Hospital North is home to an Indiana Mothers' Milk Bank milk depot. Breast milk donors can now drop off their milk at this location. When a mother's own milk is not available, pasteurized donor human milk is dispersed by prescription or hospital order primarily to premature infants in hospital neonatal intensive care units.

If you would like to donate, visit themilkbank.org/donate

If you are already a donor and need to schedule a milk drop-off at Community Hospital North, please call the lactation office at 317-621-5380.

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