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Breastfeeding Support

Board-Certified Lactation Consultants

The Memorial Hermann team of skilled and knowledgeable internationally board-certified lactation consultants (IBCLC) provides a full spectrum of services to help mothers with questions regarding lactation, before birth, during and after your hospital stay.

Since every ounce counts, our IBCLC team provides coverage for all patients and works hard to provide the support you need when you need it.

Benefits of Breastfeeding

Research shows that breastfeeding benefits both babies and their moms. It reduces your child’s risk for developing many types of infections and helps you recover from the stress of pregnancy, labor and delivery.

Our in-house lactation consultants are available to offer advice and instruction before delivery and during your hospital stay. Before delivery we offer regularly scheduled classes about breastfeeding.

During your stay with us, we offer bedside consultations. If you have questions related to breastfeeding or need help beginning and maintaining lactation, we have experts to assist you during your hospital stay. We also have staff on hand for moms with infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

Outpatient Lactation Center in the Texas Medical Center

Breastfeeding mothers will find useful products and expert advice in our onsite Outpatient Lactation Center. Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital is proud to offer our inpatient and outpatient customers Medela Symphony Pumps. Pumps are available for rental or purchase upon discharge. Once you return home one-to-one lactation consultations are available for moms with questions, breastfeeding difficulties, low milk supply, sore nipples, or challenges such as multiple or a special needs infant. You will be able to have a follow-up weight check during your consultation.

Breastfeeding Support Products

  • Medela® Symphony breast pumps, available for rental or purchase to inpatient and outpatient customers
  • Medela ® breast pump accessories
  • Maternity and nursing bras
  • Nursing pillows
  • Milk storage bags
  • Pump tubing
  • Breast cream
  • Breast pads
  • Gel pads for sore nipples
  • Educational materials and resources
  • Bra fitting
  • Additional Products for Baby
  • Baby slings and pouches
  • Preemie clothing
  • Specialty baby bottles

Learn More

To learn more about the Outpatient Lactation Center, call (713) 704-KIDS (5437)


Payments for consults, rental and products are the responsibility of the client.