Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding Support & EducationMom breastfeeding her baby

We at Carbon County Public Health understand how challenging breastfeeding can be at first. We offer a variety of breastfeeding support services to assist women in need of counseling. Our highly trained nurses can provide education and support on the following breastfeeding topics:

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the breast and lactation
  • Benefits of Breastfeeding
  • Breast milk Storage
  • Breastfeeding in Public
  • Dad's involvement
  • Dietary Requirements of a breastfeeding mother
  • Establishing Your Supply
  • Frequency and Duration of a feed
  • Growth Spurts
  • Hand Expression
  • Milk Expression
  • Newborn Feeding Cues
  • Nursing a baby at different stages of growth and development
  • Positioning at Breast
  • Proper Latch
  • Types of breast milk

Educational Opportunities

It is important to the nurses at Carbon County Public Health to help women to get off to a great start! We have a variety of educational opportunities that help to promote, educate, and encourage women to breastfeed, including:

  • Advanced Nurse Lactation Consultant Breastfeeding Class
  • Baby Weight checks to demonstrate adequate intake
  • Lactation Consultation after the baby is born
  • Nurse Family Partnership
  • Pregnancy Counseling
  • Prenatal classes that include breastfeeding information throughout
  • Support and encouragement
  • A variety of videos, handouts, and prepared slideshows

We Have Breastfeeding Supplies!

Carbon County Public Health, Best Beginnings Office currently has some supplies available for sale. We have the following available:Rent Medela Hospital Grade Breast Pumps - $5 a month

  • Evenflo single Electric Breast Pumps - $40
  • Medela Hospital-grade double pumping kits (can be used as a manual or with a hospital grade pump which we also rent for $5) - $27
  • Medela SoftShells - $8.50

Breast Pumps

We Rent Medela Hospital Grade Breast Pumps! Call 307-328-2660 for information. We also have 2 Certified Lactation Consultants on staff to assist you.