Human breast milk is natural and is the perfect food for your baby. The decision to breastfeed should be made before your baby is born.

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We hope you'll find breastfeeding to be a happy, rewarding experience. 

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At Woman's, our staff is eager to help and support you through your breastfeeding journey. We offer a variety of breastfeeding education classes, support groups, and convenient personal consultations with our lactation specialists.

The Benefits of Human Breast Milk

Human breast milk is exactly what your baby needs to grow. (Click to Tweet) It helps:

  • Prevent disease
  • Provide optimum nutrition
  • Promote healthy growth and development
  • Lower the risks of allergy and dental problems


Woman’s Breastfeeding Warmline provides free lactation phone consultation and troubleshooting advice from a registered nurse. This service is available not only to Woman’s patients, but also for the community by calling 225-924-8239. For an after-hours emergency, call 225-924-8286.

GIFT Certified: The Best Breastfeeding Guidance

Woman's has been designated by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals as a GIFT (Guided Infant Feeding Techniques) hospital. GIFT is a quality improvement and certification program for Louisiana birthing facilities. It encourages hospitals to provide evidence-based practices to new moms about infant feeding and maternal and infant bonding.

SpeakUp: What You Need to Know About Breastfeeding [pdf] »