Birth Place

St. Catherine Hospital

602 N 6th St
Garden City, Kansas 67846

37.9692614, -100.8704474

Latitude: 37.9692614, Longitude: -100.8704474

Birth Place

St. Catherine Hospital

Breastfeeding Services & Prenatal Classes

St. Catherine Hospital has received the Gold Level “Breastfeeding Employees Support Award” from the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition and its Business Case for Breastfeeding program. 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 value of breastfeeding is the optimal way to feed a newborn. Breast milk contains just the right balance of nutrients in the form that is most easily used by a baby's body. 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. Plus there are numerous health benefits for the moms, too.

You are invited to learn more at the breastfeeding clinic and prenatal classes offered at St. Catherine Hospital where an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant is trained to give you the support needed.

  • 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 hospital staff and invited community members educational support for employee advancement toward International Board Certified Lactation Consultant status technical assistance to assure successful program implementation resources including sample policies, training videos, patient education materials, and promotional marketing materials; and recognition as a High 5 participant.

  • 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 by:

    • Email or
    • Phone: 620-272-3600 in Garden City
  • While in the Hospital

    Should you need breastfeeding training, education or support while in the hospital, our specially trained Mother-Baby Nurses and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, (IBCLC) will help you breastfeed right from the start. If you would like to speak with our IBCLC or one of our Certified Lactation Educators, please ask your nurse for more information.

  • Breastfeeding Clinic Services

    Having a new baby can be challenging. 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; the breast feeding clinic and the Breast-Feeding Friends (BFF) Group. This group is a great time to ask questions, receive support, and meet other new moms. Private consultations, including infant feeding, breast pump support and other services, are available during clinic hours.

    To set up your appointment or learn more about the BFF Group, contact Janet Colson, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC):

    • Email  or
    • Phone: 620-272-2309

    Join the Facebook group “SWKS Breastfeeding and Parenting” for updates and additional information.

    Breastfeeding Welcome Here Business

    Mothers are more likely to patronize businesses where they feel comfortable. By taking the “Breastfeeding Welcome Here” pledge businesses agree to provide a welcoming environment.