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Breastfeeding Support

Texas Ten Step ProgramMemorial Hermann Southwest Hospital holds the distinction of being a Texas Ten Step Facility, as designated by the Texas Department of State Health Services, for its efforts to improve the health of Texas mothers and infants by promoting breastfeeding.

The Memorial Hermann Southwest team of skilled and knowledgeable internationally board-certified lactation consultants (IBCLC) provides a full spectrum of services to help mothers with questions regarding lactation, before birth, during and after your hospital stay.

Since every ounce counts, our IBCLC team provides coverage 7 days a week and works hard to provide the support you need when you need it.

Before Birth

Regularly scheduled prenatal classes including:

  • Childbirth Preparation
  • Breastfeeding Basics
  • Newborn Care
  • Infant CPR

Find out more information about upcoming classes and register by calling (713) 222CARE (2273).

Consultations with a lactation consultant are available for those concerned about previous breast surgeries, inverted or flat nipples, or previous difficulty breastfeeding.

During Your Hospital Stay

During your hospital stay you will receive assistance and support from our IBCLC team to give you the confidence you need to have the best possible breastfeeding experience.  Lactation consultants are available seven days a week.  There is also a lactation consultant dedicated to the specialized needs of patients in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

After Your Hospital Stay

  • We refer new moms to Lactation Foundation for outpatient appointments
  • Home phone support and information are available through our Lactation Line at 713.456.6975


The Memorial Hermann Southwest Outpatient Lactation Center is located on the 5th floor of Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, 7600 Beechnut St, Houston, TX 77074.