Lactation Centers and Services Personalized breastfeeding support from Norton Healthcare
Norton Healthcare Lactation Centers and Services provide personalized support for breastfeeding mothers and their infants. Internationally board-certified lactation consultants are available to provide a broad range of services dedicated to supporting the family through the identification and correction of issues that may interfere with successful breastfeeding.
Individual counseling regarding breastfeeding
Assistance with infant latch and positioning
Creamatocrit analysis to determine fat and calories in milk
Measurements of amount of milk transfer (pre- and post-nursing weights)
Assistance in determining amount of milk baby needs and recognizing baby’s cues
Evaluation and assistance in interpreting baby’s behaviors as related to nursing
Assistance with special devices, including breast pump selection and use
Assistance in increasing milk supply
Planning for mother’s return to work
Follow-up for poor weight gain in infant
Informal small group classes for new breastfeeding moms
Communitywide breastfeeding advocacy site
Chandra Smith, R.N., B.S.N., I.B.C.L.C., family and community educator with Norton Women's and Kosair Children's Hospital, talks about the benefits of breastfeeding.
Top 10 reasons to breastfeed
Breastfed babies have:
Lower rate of SIDS and other forms of infant death
Lower rates of childhood cancer, diabetes and asthma
Better brain development and higher IQ
Lower risk of childhood obesity
Moms who breastfeed have:
Quicker recovery from childbirth
Quicker return to pre-pregnancy weight
Lower risk of breast and ovarian cancers
Lower risk of osteoporosis and diabetes
Better bonding, comfort and closeness with baby
Access to inpatient services Breastfeeding experts are available at Kosair Children’s Hospital, Norton Hospital and Norton Women’s Hospital and Kosair Children’s Hospital.
Lactation-certified nurses and additional clinical staff are available for families of newborns to receive education and support appropriate to their needs shortly after delivery and throughout their inpatient stay.
Outpatient lactation center Our experts are available for outpatient consultation by appointment Monday through Friday (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). They can assist with breastfeeding and related issues.
To schedule an appointment, call the location that’s most convenient:
Norton Women’s Hospital and Kosair Children’s Hospital Office 2111 (second floor in mother/baby unit) 4001 Dutchmans Lane (502) 899-6530
Kosair Children’s Medical Center – Brownsboro Office 2146 4910 Chamberlain Lane (502) 446-5252
To learn more The lactation staff at Norton Healthcare is available to answer questions and assist you in any way. For more information, breastfeeding assistance or to find out about our free breastfeeding classes, call our Lactation Help Line at (502) 446-MOMS.