Resources for Healthcare Professionals
Lactation consultation is available to babies hospitalized in all areas of Cincinnati Children's. Our lactation professionals work with the medical team to design an individualized feeding plan for each baby. Close discharge follow-up can be in the Breastfeeding Medicine Clinic.
If your patient is having outpatient surgery, testing, or another type of visit may interrupt breastfeeding, encourage the family to 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. Advise mothers to ask a staff member for more information before a planned admission or when already at Cincinnati Children's.
Primary Care Breastfeeding Support Service
Babies seen in the Pediatric Primary Care Center, Hopple Street Neighborhood Health Center, Fairfield Primary Care Clinic, Children's Health Care of Batesville and Greensburg, and the School-Based Health Centers receive breastfeeding support during regular scheduled primary care visits, incorporating breastfeeding into the feeding plan for the baby. Instead of making additional appointments, assistance for breastfeeding mothers is provided while the baby is being seen..
Outpatient Breastfeeding Medicine Clinic
Pediatricians, who are also International Board Certified Lactation Consultants, see patients in the outpatient Breastfeeding Medicine Clinics located at the Medical Office Building (MOB), Green Township, Liberty Campus, Mason, and Northern Kentucky locations.
Visits are scheduled from 8:15-5pm Monday-Friday. To schedule an appointment for the mother and baby together in the Breastfeeding Medicine Clinic, please call 513-636-2326. No referral is needed.
More information about our clinical services can be found on our Services page.
Members of the Center for Breastfeeding Medicine provide on-site education for trainees in medical school, residency, or a medical fellowship training program.
The Center for Breastfeeding Medicine, in conjunction with the Perinatal Institute, sponsors the Lactation Seminar Series, featuring a wide range of breastfeeding related topics. Free CME and CERPS are available to attendees during live sessions. Click here to view previously recorded sessions, and click the “Lactation Seminar Series” filter under “Curriculum” on the left side of the page. For questions or to be added for email notification of upcoming seminars, please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in becoming a lactation expert? Find more information from these organizations:
- Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
- International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners- steps to becoming an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
- International Lactation Consultants Association (ILCA)
- United States Lactation Consultant Association
- Who's Who: Explains the difference between certifications.
- Ohio Lactation Consultant Association website
Combining Research and Clinical Care
Research and quality improvement projects are undertaken by all Center members throughout the inpatient, primary care, and outpatient locations.
Members of the Center for Breastfeeding Medicine work with maternity hospitals, health care practices, and local agencies to help improve breastfeeding outcomes for patients and families in the region.