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Breastfeeding Support

Breast milk is the best food for babies. It gives them exactly what they need to grow healthy and strong, and it helps protect them from many illnesses. Plus, breastfeeding has important benefits for the mother, including helping her recover from pregnancy and possibly lowering her risk for diabetes, breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Because breastfeeding has so many health benefits for the baby and mother, we do much to support it.

Missouri Show-Me 5 HospitalWe are proud to be designated a "Show Me 5" Hospital by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. This means we have adopted five evidence-based maternity care practices that support breastfeeding initiation and duration:

  • Help mothers initiate breastfeeding within the first hour of birth
  • Practice "rooming in," allowing infants to stay in the same room as their mothers
  • Limit breastfeeding infants to breast milk (and no other liquids), unless medically indicated
  • Do not give pacifiers or artificial nipples to breastfeeding infants
  • Foster the establishment of breastfeeding support groups and refer mothers to them on discharge

Our licensed lactation consultant, Annie Havner, R.N., BSN, IBCLC, is available to help you with breastfeeding during your stay with us and after you go home. Plus, she leads Baby, Breastfeeding and Beyond. This class for expectant parents covers breastfeeding, as well as newborn characteristics, diapering, bathing, car seat safety and much more.

For more information on any of our breastfeeding support offerings, call 573.302.2999.

Amazing MOMS Take Five

Amazing MOMS Take Five is a great way to meet other mothers and breastfeeding babies in the lake area. Lake Regional's lactation consultant, Annie Havner, R.N., IBCLC, leads the class and invites mothers to stop by with their babies to track weights, ask questions, share concerns and interact with other breastfeeding mothers.

Amazing MOMS Take Five usually meets the first Wednesday of each month. The group is open to women who are breastfeeding, as well as women who are pregnant and wanting to learn more about breastfeeding.

Contact Us

Family Birth Center
Lake Regional Hospital
54 Hospital Drive
Osage Beach, MO 65065
573.348.8244
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Take a Tour

We welcome families to visit the Family Birth Center, tour our facilities and meet our team. Call today to schedule your visit.

Take a Tour

We welcome families to visit the Family Birth Center, tour our facilities and meet our team. Call today to schedule your visit.