The Family Birthing Center at Touro

Babies come from Touro.

Breastfeeding Support

The Touro Lactation Center provides resources & support for breastfeeding mothers

Breastfeeding is one of the most natural things a new mother experiences with her baby. Regardless if you delivered at Touro or another facility, Touro's lactation center offers you full-service breastfeeding support, from classes and one-on-one appointments with a lactation consultant to breastfeeding supplies and nursing bra fittings - all in one place.

If you plan to breastfeed, stop by the lactation center to get more information and all the supplies you'll need to breastfeed your newborn. We offer:

  • Breast pumps for both purchase and rental. Rentals are available on a daily and monthly basis
  • Pumping supplies
  • Body pillows
  • Nursing bras. Tip: The best time to get fitted is during your third trimester or during your postpartum stay at Touro.
Schedule your appointment with usCall us at 504.897.8130 or email babies@touro.com.
2nd Floor, Main Hospital
Monday through Friday, 9 am-4 pm

Breastfeeding resources:

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stack of books and an apple iconFind more breastfeeding resources in our Health Library.

What is a lactation consultant?

Touro’s certified lactation consultants are a source of information and encouragement. They provide specialized one-on-one care and instruction to help new mothers breastfeed successfully. Touro lactation consultants are International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC), a certification for health care professionals who specialize in the clinical management of breastfeeding and can help you with:

  • Knowing if your baby is getting enough milk
  • Teaching you how to nurse multiples or babies with special needs
  • Training to pump and store milk safely
Register for the Prenatal Breastfeeding Class

Breastfeeding videos:

Learn your baby

Nourish

Breastfeed proudly


Recognitions

Baby Friendly USA recognition
Touro is proud to be a designated Baby Friendly facility, an award given to birthing facilities that demonstrate an optimal level of care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies.

The Gift Designation
Touro is also a recipient of The Gift Designation: Louisiana's highest breastfeeding quality designation.