Cincinnati Children’s welcomes mothers to breastfeed anywhere in our facilities.

Any discussion about a baby’s health should begin with the baby’s primary care provider. Provided below is breastfeeding information which may also be of assistance when families are making a feeding plan with the primary care provider.

Breastfeeding Health Topics

Breastfeeding

Breasts/Nipples

Breast Milk

Related Health Topics

We can help a mom and baby with breastfeeding and providing breast milk if a baby is hospitalized, getting a regular well baby check-up in our primary care clinics, or in our outpatient Breastfeeding Medicine Clinic. For more information, see our Programs and Services page.

An outpatient surgery, testing, or another type of visit may interrupt breastfeeding.  Mothers can plan ahead to bring their own breast pump and a cooler bag for milk storage.  If a mother would like privacy for direct breastfeeding or pumping, she can ask a staff member for assistance.

A mother who has a non-hospitalized breastfeeding baby can continue to maintain her milk supply by directly breastfeeding or pumping.  Mothers are advised to ask a staff member for more information before a planned admission or when already at Cincinnati Children’s.