Most health care professionals recommend breastfeeding as the best source of nutrition for your baby's first 6 months.
Breast milk contains appropriate amounts of carbohydrate, protein and fat, and provides digestive enzymes, minerals, vitamins and hormones that infants require.
It also contains antibodies from the mother that can help the baby resist infections.
EvergreenHealth encourages breastfeeding, and our nationally-recognized Breastfeeding Center is here to offer you the help and support you need to have an enjoyable breastfeeding experience.
Mothers who gave birth at EvergreenHealth can access our lactation specialists by phone at 425.899.3494.
Phone consultation is available 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.
After hours, you may contact a nurse at the EvergreenHealth Nurse Navigator & Healthline by calling 425.899.3000.
There is no fee for telephone consultations.
You can make an appointment with the Breastfeeding Center, or you might be referred by your care provider.
In-person consultation is available to all breastfeeding mothers, regardless of where they gave birth.
Payment for Breastfeeding Center appointments may be covered by insurance; check with your carrier.
The Baby & Family Boutique, located at EvergreenHealth Medical Center, can help you find the breast pump best suited for your needs.
The Boutique also carries a full line of pump supplies along with breast pads, milk storage bags, nursing pillows and breast creams.
These online sites are recommended by our lactation staff.