Breastfeeding Resources in the St. Louis Area

Lactation Consulting

Mercy offers outpatient lactation counselors who can help you if you are having any issues with breastfeeding once you go home with your newborn.  One of our lactation consultants will meet with you in their counseling office on the second floor of Mercy Hospital, near the NICU. We have recently added additional lactation consultants to our staff for these appointments with new moms. Lactation counseling appointments are covered by most health insurance plans. 

Please call 314-251-6781 to schedule your appointment.

Breastfeeding Classes & Support Groups

Breastfeeding Basics: A Successful Start

  • This two-and-a-half hour prenatal class is packed with valuable information and strategies for a successful start to breastfeeding in the first few days and weeks of your baby’s life.
  • Partners attend this class with the expectant mother.
  • Register online or call 314-961-2229. The fee is $25 per couple.

Breastfeeding with Confidence Group

  • Choose from one of three convenient locations, Mercy Hospital St. Louis, Mid Rivers or South County.
  • These informal groups of nursing mothers with their babies is led by a registered nurse with specialized training in lactation support.
  • Registration appreciated online or call 314-961-2229.

La Leche League Breastfeeding Support Group Meetings at Mercy (meet every month):

  • Mercy Hospital St. Louis, Classroom #1| 6th floor | Heart Hospital -  every Wednesday, 1 - 2  p.m.
  • Mercy Old Tesson Building, 12348 Old Tesson Road | 2nd floor Community Room -  every Tuesday, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
  • Mercy Kids - Mid Rivers, 4525 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Cottleville, Mercy Kids Community Room, every Thursday, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
  • Mercy Pharmacy - Medical Tower A/B - Breast Pump Rental & Purchase: 314-251-7444, #2

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National Resources for Nursing Mothers