Lactation Services at the Center for Women's Health

A new mother cradles and smiles at her baby as an OHSU childbirth provider looks on

We are passionate about breastfeeding

OHSU lactation specialists are available every day of the year to help you and your baby get off to a healthy start. OHSU also offers a Breastfeeding Basics class for pregnant women, and a Return to Work class for after baby arrives. 

We are here to help you get started

In the first hour after birth, we will encourage as much skin-to-skin contact as possible. Your body is a natural warmer for your baby and early contact can help with breastfeeding. Above all, this is a special bonding time for you and your baby.

During your stay, a lactation consultant can come to your room to answer questions and help you with any breastfeeding concerns.

After you go home

During the following weeks, as you get started in breastfeeding, we are available for appointments to help you along. Many women leave the hospital before (or just as) their milk comes in so this help after your hospital stay is very important. We are here for you.