Did you know we have a free breast-feeding support group that meets at North Kansas City Hospital’s Northland Women’s Center every week? Lactation nurses give support to moms with questions about breast-feeding and conduct educational programs as requested. Leading the support groups are the Hospital’s International Board Certified Lactation Consultants who are specialists in breastfeeding.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for at least six months and preferably a year following an infant’s birth. Learn more about the benefits of breastfeeding with our Breastfeeding Basics flyer. We also provide some guidance to back-to-work moms with these helpful tips.
Breast-Feeding Support Group
Time: 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Date: Each Monday
Location: 6th Floor Pavilion
Call 816-691-1688 for more information about the group.
New to the Hospital’s breastfeeding program is Petals, a boutique for mom and babies. The retail lactation store is one of a few in the Kansas City area. Based in the Northland Women’s Center, the store brings women the convenience of nursing supplies, bras and pump rental by appointment with guidance from a certified lactation consultant.
To speak to a Lactation Consultant or to schedule an appointment call, 816-691-5177.