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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.columbusregional.com/classes.


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 Midtown Medical Center, our lactation consultants/counselors visit each mother and new baby during the mother’s postpartum stay at Midtown Medical Center. 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.


Outpatient Consultations

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
  • Medela Freestyle
  • Swing Pump
  • Purely Yours Ultra Breast Pump
  • Purely Yours Carry All
  • Purely Yours Breast Pump
  • Nursing accessories
  • 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.

 

Contact Us
Lactation Center and Boutique
500 18th Street Suite B-30
Columbus, GA 31901
(706) 321-3765 

As the region's leading provider of healthcare, Columbus Regional Health has touched the lives of most of the children and adults in this region through its comprehensive network of services. Located in the West Georgia city of Columbus, Columbus Regional was established in 1986 as a not-for-profit health services organization, but its roots can be traced back to 1836 when the local hospital was a small wooden building on the banks of the Chattahoochee River.