Breastfeeding is about so much more than nourishment. Read this article from Dr. Jen Thomas.
Insurance is now required to cover lactation consults & breastfeeding supplies. These local providers can help you navigate the insurance process.
Elite Lactation Professionals, LLC
Specializing in customized individual & work site lactation programs. “Our mission is to promote breastfeeding as normal and support breastfeeding mothers wherever they are. We envision a future with healthy mothers, healthy infants and healthy communities.” They also host a breastfeeding support group, Elite Mommy and Me, at the Olson Center for Women’s Health. 402-915-1559 www.elitelp.com
MilkWorks was founded in Lincoln, Nebraska in 2001 by a group of seven women, including a pediatrician, four nurses, a childbirth educator and a doula. The founders were all mothers, who were concerned about the lack of breastfeeding support services in our community. MilkWorks is an independent, non-profit organization. We work closely with a wide variety of local providers, including our hospitals, physicians, nurse-midwives, public health nurses, WIC agencies and La Leche League Leaders, to meet the needs of new families in our community. In 2014, Milkworks O opened in Rockbrook Village in Omaha. Milkworks O on Facebook
Breastfeeding Support & Supplies of Omaha
Diane Erdmann, RN, BSN, IBCLC is a Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She has been an OB nurse for over 35 years and a Lactation Consultant for over 20 years working with thousands of breastfeeding families over the years. Breastfeeding Support & Supplies is an all inclusive breastfeeding center where you can go for lactation consultations, breastfeeding class and all your breastfeeding supplies including breastpumps and nursing bras. www.OmahaBreastfeeding.com
Naturally Healthy Kids
Dr. Laura Wilwerding, MD, IBCLC, FAAP, FABM is a pediatrician and lactation consultant. She is an excellent resource especially for moms concerned that their little one may have tongue or lip-tie. Obtain a referral from your lactation consultant or primary provider. www.naturallyhealthykids.org
A baby at the breast is getting their immune system developed, activating their thymus, staying warm, feeling safe from predators, having normal sleep patterns and wiring their brain, and (oh by the way) getting some food in the process. They are not “hungry” –they are obeying instinct. The instinct that allows us to survive and make more of us. – Dr. Jen Thomas