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Not every mom chooses to or can breastfeed. Whatever your choice, your Birthplace nurse will support you and help you learn how and when to feed your newborn.
For more information on breastfeeding, please call (319) 398-6561.
Breastfeeding is a natural, healthy and cost-effective option for feeding your baby. Studies have shown a variety of health benefits for both mother and baby, in addition to the special bonding time you can enjoy when nursing your baby.
Many couples have questions about breastfeeding. Join the weekly Breastfeeding Group and ask advice, share stories and make new friends. A lactation consultant will answer questions. A scale also is available to weigh your baby.
Mercy’s Lactation Consultants are also available 7 days/week to answer your breastfeeding questions – no matter how small! Please call us any time at (319) 398-6561.
Donor breast milk is available to any hospitalized newborn who needs to be supplemented. A baby might need supplemental milk if he or she is losing weight or not breastfeeding, or if the mother’s milk supply is inadequate for the baby’s needs. Learn more about the Donor Milk Program at Mercy.
Learn more about breastfeeding in these recorded webinars featuring Mercy lactation consultants.
Ask your Birthplace nurse about the variety of breastfeeding support services available during your pregnancy, hospital stay, and when you return home.