Lactation Center and Boutique
It’s no secret that breastfeeding is beneficial to both babies and mothers, alike. And while breastfeeding may be the most natural way to feed your baby, it sometimes may be challenging.
The Columbus Regional Lactation Center and Boutique is now open and ready to serve expectant and new parents through a full spectrum of services – from prenatal classes to bedside consults to one-on-one counseling with mothers and babies at our new center. An added bonus is our Boutique, stocked full of the garments and breastfeeding supplies needed to enhance your nursing experience.
Classes and Support Groups
Breastfeeding Basics – Geared for expectant moms, this two-session class offers techniques for getting off to the right start, as well and fitting breastfeeding into a busy lifestyle. Class schedules and registrations are available at www.yourhealthourmission.com.
Support Groups – Offered every Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. and every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., these support groups help nursing mothers with any issues or concerns they encounter. A lactation consultant or counselor leads the group, while the moms provide support through discussion of mutual experiences. These support groups are free and offered to moms at any stage of their breastfeeding experience.
Inpatient Hospital Consultations
As part of the services offered through The Children's Hospital at The Medical Center, our lactation consultants/counselors visit each mother and new baby during the mother’s postpartum stay at The Medical Center or Doctors Hospital. The lactation consultant/counselor provides instruction at the bedside, assisting the new mom on proper technique and answering any questions she may have during her first days of breastfeeding.
A new mom often has questions after she takes her baby home from the hospital –Is her baby latching on properly? Is her baby receiving adequate nourishment? How can she ensure proper milk production?
At the Columbus Regional Lactation Center and Boutique, nursing moms have the opportunity for a one-on-one outpatient visit with a lactation consultant. The center offers private consultation rooms, complete with a scale for moms to weigh their babies before and after breastfeeding to determine intake.
Supplies to Enhance Your Nursing Experience
We offer a wide variety of breastfeeding products for purchase through our boutique. We sell Medela and Ameda products at competitive prices. Available products include:
Pump-In-Style Advanced Electric Breast Pump – Backpack and Shoulder Bag
Pump-In-Style Metro Breast Pump
Purely Yours Ultra Breast Pump
Purely Yours Carry All
Purely Yours Breast Pump
Nursing bras, camisoles, sleepwear and pillows
We also offer rentals for hospital-grade breast pumps. Rentals are arranged by appointment only. Please call (706) 321-3765 to schedule your appointment.
Gift Certificates Available
Looking for a shower gift? The Columbus Regional Lactation Center and Boutique offers gift certificates of any denomination. They are available for purchase weekdays 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Lactation Center and Boutique
500 18th Street Suite B-30
Columbus, GA 31901