Breastfeeding Support

Support You Can Count On

While breastfeeding is natural, it isn't always automatic.  Our nursing staff has completed additional training to help you get off to a good start with breastfeeding.  If you experience difficulty with breastfeeding, we offer a breastfeeding warm line and a breastfeeding support group for questions and answers.  Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC's) are available to provide education, support, and private consults to pregnant and nursing mothers.

Please contact the Carson Tahoe Lactation Line 775-445-5122 for assistance. Leave a message and an IBCLC will call you back, usually within 24 hours

Breastfeeding Support Group

This is an informal group led by a Lactation Consultant and is meant to provide ongoing support to mothers regarding breastfeeding and mothering. All breastfeeding mothers and babies are welcome to attend.

Carson City

When:

Every Wednesday from 10am - 11am & every Monday from 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Where:

Health & Wellness Institute, 1470 Medical Parkway, Suite 250, Carson City, NV

Minden

When

Every Friday from 10am - 11am

Where

2nd Floor Conference Room at Minden Medical Center, 925 Ironwood Dr., Minden, NV

Please note that no group meetings will occur on the following dates:

  • November 1st in Minden, staff will be at a lactation conference
  • November 11th in Carson in observance of Veteran's Day
  • November 29th in Minden in observance of Family Day/ Thanksgiving
  • December 25th in Carson in observance of Christmas Day.
  • January 1st in Carson in observance of New Year's Day.

Please email childbirtheducation@carsontahoe.org for more information.

Breastfeeding Support Classes

If you are planning to breastfeed your baby, this course will help you better understand the benefits and will explain what to expect while nursing. The course offers tips on breastfeeding and addresses the most common concerns of women who breastfeed.

Every Wednesday from 10am - 11am & every Monday from 5:30pm - 6:30pm