Womens Services

Lactation Services and Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding is a natural process, but it doesn't always come naturally. Our certified lactation specialists and specialized nursing staff are happy to help you with both routine and challenging breastfeeding situations. We work in cooperation with your physician or midwife to give you the best possible mother/infant care.

 

We provide breastfeeding support at all of the Legacy hospitals, including outpatient visits with you and your baby after you have gone home from the hospital. Our experienced International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) are trained to help you with all your breastfeeding needs. 

About our Services

  • Prenatal breastfeeding classes
  • Visits in the hospital after the birth of your baby
  •  Support for families with babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care and Pediatric units
  • Visits with you and your new family to help you with breastfeeding after you are home
  •  Baby and Me Support Groups for families with infants during the first year
  •  Phone support throughout your breastfeeding experience
  • Hospital-grade electric breast pump rental program
  • Oregon WIC and Washington State Sea Mar hospital-grade pump loan program partners
  • Baby Boutique Gift Shop, including breast pumps, bras/bra fittings, mom and baby supplies
  •  Local drop off sites for breast milk donation to Northwest Mother’s Milk Bank 

Private consultations

A private breastfeeding consultation provides:

  • Breastfeeding history and evaluation
  • Education and special instructions to ensure successful lactation
  • Solutions to common problems such as engorgement, soreness, low milk supply, reluctant baby or the slow weight-gaining baby
  • Assistance to mothers with special issues such as breast surgery, multiple births or hospitalized babies
  • Ongoing communication with your healthcare provider

For more information

Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, 503-413-2800
Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, 503-413-7533
Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, 503-692-7509
Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, 503-674-1500
Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, 360-487-4050

Lactation Station & Baby Boutique

Telephone:  503-413-1749
Location on campus:  Take elevator "A" to the 2nd floor.  Look for the flowers outside room 2312.
Address: 2801 N. Gantenbein, Room 2312, Portland, OR   97227
Hours: Monday - Friday, 10 am to 5 pm; closed weekends
Breastfeeding supplies, pumps and gifts especially for newborns and their mothers