Specialties

  • Breastfeeding Support

  • The American Academy of Pediatrics has long advocated breastfeeding as the best nutrition for baby's short- and long-term health. The Birth Place at St. Mary-Corwin offers breastfeeding classes as well as individual breastfeeding support. Lactation Consultants or Certified Lactation Educators teach our Breastfeeding Classes. Some of these instructors are also Lactation Consultants at The Birth Place.

    • Breastfeeding Class
      Before your baby is born, we encourage moms and their birth partners to attend a class to learn more about breastfeeding techniques to better prepare them for the birth of their baby. See a complete class schedule.
    • Individual Breastfeeding Support 
      Our certified lactation consultants are available to support you seven days a week, either by phone or by outpatient visit; call 719-557-5339 or 719-557-5788 for more information.


    Getting it right after delivery: five hospital practices that support breastfeeding 

    A recent Colorado survey data has identified these five specific hospital maternity practices that significantly increase breastfeeding durations among mothers of healthy infants.

    • Infants to breastfeed within one hour of birth. Infants to be held skin to skin during this hour.
    • Infants stay in the same room as their mother.
    • Infants are fed only breast milk and receive no supplements.
    • No pacifier is used.
    • Staff gives mothers a telephone number to call for help with breastfeeding.

  • Call us today

    Our certified lactation consultants are available to support you seven days a week, either by phone or by outpatient visit. Please call 719-557-5339 or 719-557-5788 for more information.

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