Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding
The Women’s Clinic believes that breastfeeding support begins during pregnancy with knowledgeable providers, opportunities for education, and care that follows you after you go home with your baby.
Thrive lactation consultants are International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC). An IBCLC is a healthcare professional who specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding. An IBCLC has received education in human lactation and breastfeeding, experience through clinical practice, and has demonstrated competency through exam certification.
Thrive Lactation Consulting is designed to be individual, comprehensive and caring. At The Women’s Clinic, we believe that every family can thrive with a little TLC! You can speak directly with a lactation consultant by calling 970-493-7442 extension 3951.

Call a TLC lactation consultant if:

  • Baby does not wake to feed or mother is unsure of infant feeding cues.
  • Baby continues to lose weight beyond day 3 of life.
  • Mother is experiencing nipple pain, bruising, damage or breast pain.
  • Mother is concerned that she is not making enough milk.
  • Mother feels frustrated or wants to discontinue breastfeeding.
  • Mother is experiencing uncomfortable breast fullness or engorgement.
  • Mother with previous breast surgery.
  • Mother and baby have been discharged with a supplementation,3-step or other supplemental or pumping plan.

Thrive Lactation Consulting provides:

  • Prenatal breastfeeding education.
  • Private prenatal consultations for mothers with special concerns.
  • Weekly breastfeeding support groups.
  • Private postnatal lactation counseling.
  • Continued support for babies discharged from the NICU.
  • Care for babies with special feeding needs.
  • Monthly pumping class.
  • Collaborative care with your ob/gyn provider.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Education

Group classes instructed by certified lactation counselors and educators.

Private Lactation Consultation

Lactation consultation is provided by a Board Certified Lactation Consultant and includes comprehensive, individualized care. Prenatal and postpartum consultations.

Weekly Breastfeeding Support Group

A free peer-support group facilitated by a breastfeeding specialist and open to the community.  Fort Collins Office: Fridays 1-2:15 1107 S. Lemay Ave., 80524, 1st Floor until January 2019. Beginning January 2, 2019 our Breastfeeding support Group will meet at 11:30 on Wednesday’s  at 1107 S. Lemay Ave., 80524, 1st Floor.

Monthly Pumping Class

Free class for mothers who are learning to pump, exclusively pumping, returning to work, or pumping for occasional use. First Friday at 2pm, 1107 S. Lemay Ave., 80524, 1st Floor. Beginning January 2nd this class will meet at noon on the 1st Wednesday of every month.

Welcome to Motherhood Postpartum Support Group

A free peer to peer support group for mothers and babies. This group is open to the community and will allow mothers to discuss the dynamic nature of parenting by exploring all topics relevant to motherhood in a safe, nurturing, welcoming space. To connect with the Welcome to Motherhood online community or be notified about guest speakers please email hooverj@fcwc.com. This group meets in Fort Collins on Friday’s at 10am in the Westbridge Classroom on the 1st floor at 1107 S. Lemay Ave. 80524