The research is clear — studies continue to show breastfeeding is beneficial to babies and their moms. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months, providing encouragement and support throughout the first year and thereafter. At Touro, we support this goal by providing a full spectrum of services to help mothers with questions and important decisions regarding lactation before birth, during and after your hospital stay.
Touro’s retail, phone and outpatients services are available to any mother, regardless if they delivered at Touro or another facility.
Breastfeeding classes are held the third Thursday of each month in the Presidents Room, located on the 2nd floor of the hospital from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. For more information or to register, call (504) 897-8130.
Prenatal Consultations are available for:
This is a free service for those delivering at Touro.
Breastfeeding is a learning process for you and your baby. If you are experiencing difficulties breastfeeding or have an immediate concern or question, help is just a phone call away. The Touro Lactation Center has a dedicated Warm Line for breastfeeding mothers. The service is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. by calling (504) 897-8130. After hours, calls are received by a voice messaging system and your call will be returned the following day.