M.D./Employees

Breastfeeding

Community Hospital Anderson promotes breastfeeding as the optimal feeding choice for infants and children. It results in so many great benefits for both the mother and child and is the best gift a mother can give. We want to help you have a very successful and rewarding breastfeeding experience.

Community Anderson received the Baby-Friendly Award given by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2005 for their efforts in the education and promotion of breastfeeding. All nursing staff members are trained in breastfeeding support. Also, several board certified lactation consultants are part of the obstetrics staff and will be an active part of the team providing your care during the hospital stay. Once you go home, these specialists continue to be available for free assistance any time you have questions or needs concerning breastfeeding your baby. We also offer free follow-up infant weight checks 2-3 days after discharge and as needed.

Community Anderson offers a monthly prenatal breastfeeding class, a biweekly postpartum breastfeeding class, as well as a twice weekly breastfeeding support group which meets on Mondays from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. and on Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Community Anderson also provides a private area for visiting nursing mothers and infants to breastfeed or pump. Breast pumps and other breastfeeding products are available.

If you have any questions regarding breastfeeding or our services, you may contact us at (765) 298-5424 or email us at chalactationservices@ecommunity.com