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Breastfeeding & Lactation

Breastfeeding Support Services

Benefits of Breastfeeding

Mom Baby
Reduces risks of ovarian cancer Help protect against respiratory infection
Reduces risks of Type II Diabetes Less likely to be overweight later in childhood
Lowers risks of osteoporosis later in life Less likely to have Type II Diabetes
Aides in weight loss Reduces the risks of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Helps uterus return to pre-pregnancy size Reduces the risk of ear infections


We honor the Golden Hour and place baby skin-to-skin immediately following birth until completion of the first feeding. Our team of registered nurses at the Family Birthing Center are trained to be your first line of help with breastfeeding. At times, complex breastfeeding issues may arise and our Lactation Consultants are available 5 days a week to assist you.

Breastfeeding Support Services

  • Inpatient Lactation Consultations 5 days a week
  • Support from trained nurses during your entire stay
  • Breastfeeding Classes

Breast Pump Rental Information

  • Hospital Gift Shop. For more information call 832-534-5106.
  • Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.—8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m

If you need to reach one of our lactation consultants please leave a voicemail at 832-534-5233 and your call will be returned during normal business hours. The Texas Lactation Hotline is also available by calling 855-550-6667.

Related Classes & Events

JUN 12, 2023

Virtual Breastfeeding Class (June 12) - The Woodlands Hospital

The birth of your baby is one of the most exciting events in your life. It is a moment you will cherish and remember always. Whether this is your first or fifth, at St Luke’s Health-The Woodlands, we offer a variety of classes to help prepare you

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JUN 17, 2023

Infant CPR (06/17/23) - The Woodlands Hospital

This live class will teach you Infant CPR and choking relief for babies up to one year of age. Cost: Free

Read More Additional information about Infant CPR (06/17/23) - The Woodlands Hospital

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