Breastfeeding basics classes are held monthly and are free to all who will deliver at The University of Kansas Health System. Childbirth and infant care classes are also available at no charge.
Women in our affiliated prenatal clinics receive information regarding breastfeeding, and prenatal lactation appointments are available prior to delivery.
While in the hospital
Our staff education program was created by lactation experts across our health system and university campus. All maternity nurses have received no less than 20 hours of breastfeeding education. All affiliated providers have received a minimum of 3 hours of breastfeeding education, with the pediatric provider staff completing more than 20 hours of continuing education in breastfeeding.
Our dedicated team of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) are available 7 days a week. The lactation team visits with all breastfeeding patients during their stay, with special attention to those who are experiencing challenges.
Our nurses and lactation consultants review feeding plans for all mothers and provide community breastfeeding support information to mothers before they go home.
After your stay
The lactation consultants remain available 7 days a week to answer breastfeeding questions through the Lactation Help Line: 913-588-5640.
Our pediatric services include skilled lactation care in an outpatient setting. Appointments are available at both the Prairie Village and Kansas City, Kansas locations. Call 913-588-6300 to schedule an appointment.