Breastfeeding consultations

Also known as: Newborn feeding, lactation services

Consultations are private and last from 30 to 90 minutes and are covered by most insurance plans.

  • Prenatal consultations: A private appointment before the baby is born can help a pregnant woman prepare for successful breastfeeding and solve potential problems before they occur.
  • Newborn consults: Mothers and babies can meet privately with a lactation consultant to address specific breastfeeding questions. Techniques and detailed information are explained.
  • Urgent consults: Consultations are available at all stages of breastfeeding. Common concerns include slow weight gain, breast infections, and recurrent pain during feedings.

Now offering direct billing to insurance for breast pumps – a benefit that moms can now use when they visit our east and west Portland clinics for lactation consultation and other services.

Forms Instructions

Bringing baby home: Instructions for home care

Congratulations on your new baby! We've put together a list of helpful information and links to access Providence postpartum care services.

Baby’s feeding cues

How to know if your baby is hungry.

Recommended Resource

Your Guide to Breastfeeding

This easy-to-read publication from Women' provides how-to information and support needed to breastfeed successfully. Expert tips and illustrations help new moms learn how to breastfeed comfortably and how to overcome common challenges.

Your Guide to Breastfeeding (Spanish)

Este folleto le proporcionará información básica para facilitarle a usted y a  su bebé el proceso de la lactancia. Usted aprenderá sobre:
  • los beneficios de la lactancia para la madre, el padre y la sociedad
  • respuestas a preguntas frecuentes sobre la lactancia
  • qué hacer para ayudar a que la lactancia tenga un buen inicio
  • por qué la lactancia materna es un asunto de salud pública y qué se está
  • haciendo para promoverla y protegerla
  • por qué debería hablar acerca de la lactancia con su médico o proveedor de servicios de salud y el pediatra de su bebé
  • dónde encontrar ayuda para la lactancia, y
  • qué preguntas acerca de la lactancia hacer durante su próxima visita al médico