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Lactation Services

Children’s Mercy has a lactation team, including nurses who are certified to provide you with personalized education in breast feeding and pumping. Please ask a member of your child’s health care team to get in touch with a lactation nurse if you are having any issues breastfeeding your baby.

The following resources are also here to provide you with the support that many postpartum moms typically experience with their breasts. 

Breastfeeding is one of the most important things you can do for your baby. Below are resources to provide you support:

Successfully making and keeping a milk supply for your baby can be stressful and emotional. We've put together these resources to help you:

The decision or need to stop providing breast milk is also difficult and we want to support you in this process with the resources below:

How you eat can affect how good you feel and your ability to make milk. This resource will help in making nutritious choices:

Some medications that you take can go into your breast milk and affect your baby. Use these resources as well as your health care provider in making decisions about taking medications, including supplements:


Breast pain can be emotionally draining and stressful. It can contribute to difficulties with pumping and feeding at the breast. 

Below are resource to help new moms with breast pain and other common problems they may encounter after giving birth:

Please contact your health care provider for breast pain that is persistent and that concerns you.