Our Lactation (breastfeeding) Program supports the nutritional needs of future generations and is the only one of its kind in West Texas. Full time licensed nurses with years of experience are available to work with our new moms and give them the encouragement and support needed for successful breastfeeding.
Visiting our lactation department or attending a Childbirth Education class before your baby is born will help you understand breastfeeding and may prevent difficulties later.
Physicians, nurses, or others may refer patients to our lactation department. We work closely with these health professionals coordinating efforts to assure both mother's and baby's well being. Families that have given birth at other hospitals are welcome to make appointments for lactation assistance and evaluation.
Our courteous nurses will bring you your baby and return him/her to the nursery when you need rest. This will be a time to learn to care for your baby: how to dress, bathe and feed your infant. You may also keep your baby in the postpartum room as long as you desire. Provided they show no signs of illness, visitors, both adults and children, are welcome.
If you are breastfeeding, you may visit with one of the lactation consultants to learn more about the nursing process.
Beautiful Beginnings Breastfeeding Shoppe is located on the second floor of Midland Memorial Hospital West Campus and opened on an 'as needed' basis. Our Shoppe carries a full line of breastfeeding supplies, nursing bras (regular and extended sizes), breast pumps, nursing pillows, and other supplies and gifts items.
You may stop by or call for an appointment. Appointments can be made during business hours. For lactation services and/or Breastfeeding Shoppe call: 522-3266 or 522-3562 (voice mail).
Midland Memorial Hospital West Campus
4214 Andrews Hwy.
Midland, Texas 79703