Breastfeeding Centers: Supplies & Consultation for Mothers & Babies
The Lactation Centers located at University Hospitals MacDonald Women's Hospital, UH Landerbrook Health Center, UH Rainbow Center for Women & Children and UH Westlake Health Center provide assistance to mothers and babies in Northeast Ohio who need a little extra help with breastfeeding.
At every UH breastfeeding center, certified lactation consultants are available to work with you and your infant to ensure a successful and satisfying experience.
Supply Center and Breastfeeding Resources at UH
Electric breast pumps, rentals/sales, maternity/breastfeeding bras and other lactation resources are available. If you are looking for supplies or other breastfeeding resources, call the MacDonald Lactation Center at University Hospitals Landerbrook Health Center at 440-995-3830, or University Hospitals Westlake Health Center at 440-250-2035.
Recognition for Lactation Support and Breastfeeding Services
University Hospitals is committed to providing comprehensive breastfeeding services for mothers and babies Several of our UH facilities have earned recognition for their lactation resources:
Baby Friendly-Designated Hospitals: UH Cleveland and UH Elyria medical centers have both been recognized as Baby Friendly Hospitals for their emphasis on breastfeeding services and mother/baby bonding.
First Steps for Healthy Babies: This breastfeeding initiative from the Ohio Hospital Association and the Ohio Department of Health honors Ohio hospitals for their lactation resources. Their star-rating system recognized the following UH facilities:
- Five-Star Hospital: UH Cleveland Medical Center/UH MacDonald Women's Hospital and UH Elyria Medical Center
- Four-Star Hospital: UH Portage Medical Center
- Three-Star Hospital: UH St. John Medical Center
First Step for Healthy Babies also recognized the following hospitals for being a "Bag Free Facility" in 2017:
- UH Cleveland Medical Center
- UH Elyria Medical Center
- UH Geauga Medical Center
- UH Portage Medical Center
- UH St. John Medical Center
IBCLC Care Award: This award recognizes hospitals and other birthing facilities that hire current International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) certificants and have a dedicated lactation center and support program. IBCLC Care Award recipients include: