Memorial for Women offers an extensive support system for breastfeeding
mothers. We have certified lactation specialists on staff, All of our
nursing staff receive additional training so they may all be of assistance
to our breastfeeding moms as well. In addition to individual assistance,
We also offer classes and breastfeeding support for the working mother.
Memorial for Women has earned The GIFT certification from the Louisiana
Maternal & Child Health Coalition. The GIFT (Guided Infant Feeding
Techniques) program encourages breastfeeding, through education and support,
to improve the health of mothers and infants. To receive this designation,
Memorial for Women has implemented policies and procedures to support
the GIFT’s Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, which are based
on World Health Organization/UNICEF guidelines.