Breastfeeding Services

St. Catherine Hospital

The Maternal Child Center at St. Catherine Hospital
401 E Spruce St
Garden City, Kansas 67846

Breastfeeding Services

St. Catherine Hospital

St. Catherine Hospital has received the Gold Level “Breastfeeding Employees Support Award” from the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition. The award is based on proven and established standards to benefit employers and employees. It recognizes businesses that provide support services to their breastfeeding employees, to include education as well as the time and space for employees to nurse and/or pump breastmilk at their workplace. This award is just one example of the work and dedication associates of St. Catherine Hospital have shown toward breastfeeding initiatives.

The experience of breastfeeding is special for so many reasons -cost savings, health for both baby and mother, and the bond which is formed. Breastfeeding benefits extend far beyond being the best source of nourishment. Breastfed infants have a lower risk of a variety of illnesses and infectious diseases.

You are invited to learn more at the breastfeeding clinic and prenatal classes offered at St. Catherine Hospital where Lactation Educators are trained to give you the support needed.

  • Before Baby Arrives

    Prenatal Classes

    Becoming a Mom® Prenatal Classes consists of six, 2-hour sessions, on topics such as:

    • Class 1: Pregnancy Overview
    • Class 2: Pregnancy Health
    • Class 3: Labor & Delivery
    • Class 4: Infant Feeding
    • Class 5: Infant Care
    • Class 6: Postpartum Health

    Whether you are experiencing a pregnancy for the first time or the fourth time, you’ll find value.

    Benefits for you and baby:

    • Interact with other pregnant women
    • Share your experiences and concerns
    • Find out more about common pregnancy experiences
    • Learn more about labor and delivery
    • Discover how to be successful with breastfeeding
    • Learn ways to calm and care for your baby

    Earn Rewards for attending sessions! The more sessions, the more awards.

    This program utilizes the March of Dimes Becoming a Mom®/Comenzado bien curriculum and is supported by the Kansas Department of Health & Environment and March of Dimes. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or by:

    • Email or
    • Phone: 620-272-3600 in Garden City
  • High 5 for Mom & Baby

    The High 5 program encourages adoption of five evidence-based maternity care practices that support breastfeeding success. Participating hospitals receive on-site training for staff, educational support for employee advancement, technical assistance to assure successful program implementation, education resources and recognition as a High 5 participant.

  • While in the Hospital

    Should you need breastfeeding training, education or support while in the hospital, our specially trained Mother-Baby Nurses will help you breastfeed right from the start. If you would like to speak with our Lactation Educators, please ask your nurse.

  • Breastfeeding Clinic Services

    We at St. Catherine Hospital want to support you as you’re getting to know the newest member of your family. For all your breastfeeding questions, we have several opportunities to assist. Private consultations, including infant feeding, breast pump support and other services are available during clinic hours.

    To set up your appointment or learn more:

    • Phone: 620-272-2309