Breastfeeding Resources

Breastfeeding Resources

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breast milk as the best possible food for your baby during the first year of life, and studies continue to find strong links between breastfeeding and infant health. Beyond the health benefits, many breastfeeding moms say the bonding they experience with their child is the single greatest benefit.

Your caregivers at St. Luke's understand that some women may not be able to breastfeed, or may choose not to breastfeed, for a variety of reasons. But we encourage you to try breastfeeding with an open mind to give your baby a strong start in life. And our certified lactation consultants will be by your side to guide and support you through any challenges you may experience.

We want you to succeed.
As you may have discovered, breastfeeding is natural, but it is not automatic. Like any worthwhile endeavor, it takes practice. The first few weeks can be the most challenging, and St. Luke's is committed to helping you and your baby get off to a good start.

We offer certified lactation specialists, classes, and support groups to help answer your questions, encourage you through any stumbling blocks, and give you and your baby the best experience.

Call our Certified Lactation Specialists for assistance.

  • Boise: (208) 381-2592
  • Jerome: (208) 324-6133
  • Magic Valley: (208) 814-3820
  • McCall: (208) 630-2270
  • Meridian: (208) 706-3119
  • Wood River: (208) 727-8531

Call our New Parent Line.

  • Boise and Meridian: (208) 706-5770
  • Magic Valley: (208) 814-3649
  • McCall: (208) 630-2270

Sign up for a class.

Join a support group.

The Breastfeeding Bunch meets weekly at St. Luke's Boise and Meridian.

LATCH: Breastfeeding Support Group
3rd Thursday of the month, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
St. Luke's Clinic – Eastern Oregon Medical Associates
Baker City, Oregon
Call (541) 523-1001 for more information.

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