The Birth Center team at St. Francis Hospital is committed to supporting your choice to breastfeed. We offer the following programs and services to help you and your baby succeed.
Breastfeeding Classes & Supoort
Whether you are preparing for breastfeeding after the birth of your baby, or are looking for support while breastfeeding your newborn, our education classes can help. When accessing our class list with the button below, you can filter for breastfeeding related classes and support groups by placing "breastfeeding" in the event list search tool.
Inpatient Breastfeeding Consults
Should you need breastfeeding training, education or support while in the hospital, our specially trained Mother-Baby nurses and Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) will help you breastfeed right from the start.
Private Outpatient Lactation Consults
If you have difficulty breastfeeding after leaving the hospital, need additional support or education, you can schedule a private consultation with one of our lactation consultants. For more information or to schedule an appointment contact us.
Mother's Milk Bank
Got milk? You can give the gift that only a mother can give - breast milk. Many infants have special health needs and require breast 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 needy little ones. The program is managed by Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center in Denver and St. Francis Hospital in Colorado Springs is the local milk collection site. For more information, a screening interview or instructions contact us.
Breast Pump Rentals and Sales
We are proud to have the only hospital-based lactation store in Colorado Springs. The Lactation Center Boutique is conveniently located on the 3rd floor of St. Francis Hospital. This one-stop shop makes it easy for you or a loved one to rent or purchase a breast pump, nursing bras, breastfeeding support products and other unique items before you leave the hospital. Learn More.
For breastfeeding questions after you leave the hospital, one of our lactation consultants will be happy to answer your questions. Contact us.