New Life Birth Center

Avista Adventist Hospital

100 Health Park Dr
Louisville, Colorado 80027

39.9519333, -105.1517462

Latitude: 39.9519333, Longitude: -105.1517462

New Life Birth Center

Avista Adventist Hospital

Breastfeeding & Support

Why We Support Breastfeeding

From the moment your baby is born, your body begins the milk production process. Colostrum, often called “liquid gold” because it is full of the nutrients and immune properties your baby needs, is present initially in small amounts. As your baby’s need increases, your body produces more. It is normal for your milk to come in fully by 3-5 days after delivery.

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners recommend breastfeeding for one year. Breastfeeding your baby for any length of time has benefits for you and your baby.

We are committed to supporting your feeding choices.

  • Benefits of Breastfeeding

    • Breast milk is natural, economical and convenient.
    • Breast milk is the best source of nutrition for the first six months of life.
    • It contains appropriate amounts of carbohydrates, proteins and fats, and provides digestive enzymes, minerals, vitamins and hormones that infants require.
    • Breast milk contains antibodies that decrease the chance of infection and illness in your newborn.
    • Breastfeeding provides an opportunity for you to nurture your baby through close physical contact.
    • Breastfeeding generally promotes faster recovery for the mother. 
  • Breastfeeding Consults

    Avista's International Board Certified Lactation Consultants are well recognized as some of the area's best-and are highly sought out even by moms who delivered at a different hospital. As a breastfeeding mother, you have access to our lactation consultants for support and education before your delivery, while in the hospital and after you go home.

    During your stay, a board certified lactation consultant is available for consultation from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; however, all of our New Life Center nurses are trained to assist with breastfeeding and are available to provide lactation support to you 24 hours a day.

     

  • Breast Pump Rentals

    We rent hospital grade pumps to mothers needing a little extra support for their newborn or returning to work.

  • Mother’s Milk Bank

    Do you produce more milk than your baby needs? Did you know that just one ounce of your milk could help feed a micro preemie for an entire day? Many infants have special health needs and require donor human milk feedings in order to thrive. The purpose of the Mother’s Milk Bank is to screen, collect, store and dispense human milk, by prescription only, to these little ones. The program is managed by Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation and Avista Adventist Hospital is the local donation and outreach center.

    If you have questions or are interested in participating in the Mother's Milk Bank contact us.
    Phone: 303-869-1888

  • New Moms Support Group

    Please join the Avista's Moms & Babies group located at the Church Ranch Neighborhood Center, Clear Creek Conference Room.

    • Mondays, 12:30 pm - 3 p.m.

    Each week, guest speakers present topics of relevance and interest to parents of infants. A Board Certified Lactation Consultant facilitates the group and will weigh your baby and address casual breastfeeding concerns. Should a concern be best addressed in a private lactation consultation, a consultation will be scheduled for a later date. This is a drop-in group requiring no registration. The group is friendly, open, non-judgmental and consists of mothers and their pre-walking infants.

    Directions to Church Ranch Neighborhood Center.