The focus is a more individualized approach to feeding infants, whether that be straight breastfeeding, a combination of breastfeeding and supplemental feeding, bottle feeding – or anything in-between. It is the goal to help new mothers choose the feeding method that best fits their needs. A certified lactation consultant will be there to help you tailor feeding options to each mother-child pair. No two babies are the same. The same mother may have a completely different experience from her first baby to her second. Sometimes the answer clear so the consultant will be here to provide support and feeding options to make feeding easier.
Infant Feeding Support Group
New and expecting mothers, whether seeing a St. Anthony physician or another health care provider, are welcome to attend all St. Anthony support services and classes free of charge. The St. Anthony Infant Feeding support group meets weekly at three different locations in Denison, Manning, and Carroll. During the sessions, nurses weigh the babies if requested, answer questions about breastfeeding, concerns about going back to work, and more. Mothers build comradery with other new mothers. No registration is required and mothers and newborns may come and go as their schedules allow.
Click HERE to view the Infant Feeding Support Group flyer and locations.
For questions regarding infant feeding or the Infant Feeding Support Group, please contact The Birth Place at St. Anthony Regional Hospital at (712) 794-5260.