UCHealth Lactation Support Program - Fort Collins

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Before visiting someone,
please read our visitation policy to help with the planning of your visit.

Monday: 8am – 4pm
Tuesday: 8am – 4pm
Wednesday: 8am – 4pm
Thursday: 8am – 4pm
Friday: 8am – 4pm
Saturday: 8am – 4pm
Sunday: 8am – 4pm
Some evening appointments are available; contact us to learn more.

Breastfeeding support in northern Colorado

We offer all new mothers the opportunity to schedule an appointment with an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) within the first week of your baby’s life. This is a great chance to ask questions and discuss any infant feeding issues.

There are many breastfeeding benefits for both you and your baby. Breastfeeding can be challenging at first but we offer many breastfeeding services and resources to help you successfully breastfeed your baby.

To help breastfeeding get off to the right start, we encourage you to hold your baby skin-to-skin as much as possible in the hours and days after birth. Rooming-in, keeping your baby in your room during your hospital stay, also helps establish a good start with breastfeeding.

When mother’s milk isn’t available, donor human milk may help your baby thrive and grow. To learn more about human donor milk, how to donate milk or how to receive donated milk, visit the Mother’s Milk Bank.

Breastfeeding difficulties?

If you experience breastfeeding difficulties after you go home, you may call to speak to a certified lactation counselor about your specific concerns. Your concerns may be resolved over the phone or by appointment.

Breastfeeding resources

If you have any breastfeeding questions or concerns, we can help through a variety of programs. The following resources are open to all mothers who deliver their babies at MCR or PVH.

Breastfeeding support groups

PVH, MCR, and Longs Peak Hospital (LPH) have Breastfeeding Support Groups that provide an opportunity to receive help from certified lactation counselors and support from other moms in a comfortable, friendly setting. Children are welcome.

The MCR Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. on the lower level of MCR Questions? Call 970.624.5120.

The PVH Support Group meets every Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon at Westbridge Medical Suites in the Westbridge Conference Center. Questions? Call 970.495.8283.

The LPH Support Group meets every Monday at 10 a.m. in Conference Rooms A & B at Longs Peak Hospital. Questions? Call 720.718.3199.

Back to work support

We encourage you to meet with a lactation counselor to prepare you for breastfeeding success after returning to work. During this visit, the lactation counselor will:

  • Teach you how to properly use your breast pump.
  • Help you form a plan for pumping and feeding schedules based on your individual needs.
  • Help you meet your breastfeeding goals after returning to work.

NICU lactation services

PVH has a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit which means that most critically ill infants born as young as 26 weeks gestation can be cared for at PVH. If your baby is a patient in the NICU, a lactation counselor will meet with you to answer your questions, ensure that pumping gets started and provide information on realistic expectations for breastfeeding.

Donor human milk

If you are interested in donating breast milk, contact us at 970.495.8283.