Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH) is committed to helping you and your baby become a successful breastfeeding team. Our caregivers understand that deciding how you will feed your baby is one of the most important decisions you will make as a new parent. We are here to provide advice, encouragement, and support at any point in your journey, from before your baby is born until you are ready to wean.
Breastfeeding is the most natural way to feed your infant, and offers immediate and long-lasting emotional and physical benefits to both mom and baby. At the same time, learning how to breastfeed can be challenging, especially in the beginning. Be assured, this is quite common.
CMH’s certified lactation consultants are eager to help you achieve your breastfeeding goals. They are available by appointment by calling 503-338-7581. Our CMH Family Birthing Center nurses are also trained to help you and your baby get off to a good start with breastfeeding during your hospital stay.
Please make an appointment with one of our lactation consultants when YOU:
Call when BABY:
“Columbia Memorial Hospital has received the IBCLC Care Award in recognition for staffing International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) and providing a lactation program that is available 5 days a week for breastfeeding families. In addition, the facility demonstrated that they have provided recent breastfeeding training for medical staff that care for new families, and have recently completed activities that help protect, promote, and support breastfeeding.”
Milk donors are heroes, saving local babies drop by drop. This vital nourishment makes a significant difference in the health outcomes of premature and ill babies.
CMH is proud to be a milk donation drop off site for Northwest Mother’s Milk Bank. As the milk bank says, “Your breast milk is not a commodity. To us, and to the tiniest babies who need it most, it is LIQUID LOVE.”
For information on how to become a breast milk donor please call the CMH Lactation Program at 503-791-9140.
The CMH Outpatient Pharmacy has a selection of breastfeeding supplies on hand, including:
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