Breastfeeding Resources

A little help can make all the difference.

Breastfeeding—a wonderful experience for you and your baby. Your breast milk provides all that your baby needs for optimal growth and development. The time you spend breastfeeding your baby creates an irreplaceable bond. In the beginning, extra support and guidance make a difference. That’s why we’re here to help with an array of useful resources.

 

Outpatient Lactation Consultations

Call to schedule an appointment with one of our lactation consultants at any of our locations below.

  • Indianapolis: 317.415.7441
  • Bedford: 812.276.1377
  • Carmel: 317.582.7461
  • Fishers: 317.415.9395
  • Kokomo 765.456.5655

 

Mothers Support Groups

Ask, share and learn in a comfortable group environment. Our support groups are facilitated by a member of our lactation team, and offer the opportunity to communicate in a group setting.

St. Vincent Anderson Regional
The Birthing Center
Birthing Center Classroom
2015 Jackson Street
Anderson, IN 46016
10 to 11:30 a.m., Mondays
6: 30 to 8 p.m., Wednesdays

 

St.Vincent Breast Center
8550 Naab Road, Suite 201
Indianapolis, IN 46260
10:30 a.m., Fridays

 

St.Vincent Carmel Women’s Center
Entrance 3, 1st Floor, Community Room
13420 North Meridian
Carmel, IN 46032
10:30 a.m., Mondays

 

St. Vincent Dunn
1600 23rd Street
Bedford, IN 47421
2nd Wednesday: from12-1:30 p.m.
4th Thursday: from 5-6:30 p.m.


St.Vincent Fishers
Entrance 3, 3rd Floor, Community Room
13914 Southeastern Parkway
Fishers, IN 46037
10 a.m., Saturdays

 

St.Joseph Education Center
New Mom’s Meeting
615 St. Joseph Drive Kokomo, IN 46901
Wednesday 10am-11am

 

Breastfeeding Tips

  • Hold your baby skin-to-skin.
  • Watch for hunger cues.
  • Feed early and often.
  • Offer both sides.
  • Let baby finish on his/her own.
  • Track ins and outs (number of feedings, wet/soiled diapers) until baby is gaining weight well.

 

Breastfeeding Log

Normal Newborn Expectations for every 24-hour day

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These are minimums. Babies often feed more often, especially during growth spurts. They will often have many more wet and dirty diapers on a daily basis through the newborn period of the first two months.

 

 

 

 

 

Hospital Resources

  • Breast pump rental
  • Outpatient consults by appointment
  • Local support group
  • Well Babies at Walgreens and Drop-in Center, Wednesdays, 10 to noon at 62nd and Keystone Walgreens

 

Women’s Health Boutique

The St.Vincent Women’s Health Boutique specializes in the products and information nursing moms need most, including:

  • Breastfeeding supplies
  • Bra Fittings
  • Bedside Fittings
  • Delivery to inpatient rooms available

Women’s Health Boutique
St.Vincent Carmel Women’s Center
13420 North Meridian Street
Carmel, IN 46032
317.582.8080
Open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Additional Resources