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Breastfeeding Support Services available through University of Colorado Hospital

University of Colorado Hospital is committed to supporting your decision to breastfeed. We offer assistance from a nurse who is a specially-certified lactation consultant.

Common Breastfeeding Issues

  • Concern about the amount of milk you are producing and worries that your baby is losing weight
  • Difficulty getting your baby to attach to the breast
  • Pain while breastfeeding
  • Breast problems that make it difficult to breastfeed
  • Breastfeeding your premature baby
  • Any other breastfeeding difficulties you may be experiencing

To set up an appointment, call (720) 848-1741.

Mother and baby

Breast Pump Rental

Available at the Atrium pharmacy.

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We will work with your insurance plan to cover the cost of this service.

Breastfeeding Assistance

Breastfeeding is feeding a baby with the milk produced in the mother's breasts.

During pregnancy, hormones cause mammary glands (glands in the breast) to get ready to lactate (produce milk). When a baby is born and begins to suck on the breast nipple, milk begins to flow through tiny openings to feed the baby.

Breastfeeding is the most natural and healthy way to feed and nurture your baby. Even though this is a natural process, it is not always easy. Many mothers need extra help when they get home from the hospital.