• Breastfeeding support services

    For new mothers, breastfeeding is a natural way to bond with the baby and provide the vital nutrition newborns need. Like many aspects of having a baby, breastfeeding is an important skill to learn.

  • We are a Baby-Friendly® Hospital

    UK Healthcare is the first and only hospital in Lexington that has achieved the standard of excellence of being Baby-Friendly designated. Learn about our Baby-Friendly designation »

  • Mommy and Me Breastfeeding Clinic

    Breastfeeding motherThis clinic is available to all moms who would like to breastfeed and are interested in having a breastfeeding assessment performed by Kentucky Children's Hospital providers. During your visit, the baby will be weighed and examined and a physician and lactation consultant will work with the new mom to develop a plan to meet her breastfeeding needs.

    Nursing Your Infant Class

    This class focuses on the advantages of breastfeeding, proper positioning and latch-on, guidelines for adequate breastfeeding, and how to prevent and resolve discomfort. Fathers or support persons are encouraged to attend. This class is taught by a certified lactation consultant.