Feeding Support Group

For more than 90 years, Newman Regional Health has helped bring babies into the world. For the staff of the Women’s Life Center, the miracle of new life never diminishes.

Mothers can enjoy ongoing support at the Parenting Center through the Weigh to Grow! class held Tuesday mornings and Thursday evenings. We also offer prenatal classes to help prepare the mother for her upcoming birth experience.

Weigh to Grow! Mom’s Support Group

Weigh to Grow! is a support group for Moms whether they are breastfeeding or bottle-feeding their babies. Moms have a chance to weigh their babies and receive help with infant feeding. Come meet other new mothers with infants!

Support group times are on Tuesdays and Thursdays (excluding holidays)

Tuesday: 10 am – 12 pm
Thursday: 5 – 6:30 pm

No appointment is needed for group clinic. If a private appointment is needed or for further questions about the Parenting Center, call (620) 343-6800 ext. 24477 or email gslayden@newmanrh.org.

The Parenting Center is located on the 4th floor of Newman Regional Health.

SPECIAL NOTE: Due to Covid-19 concerns, there have been several safety guidelines implemented for the programs conducted by the Women’s Life Center. Please call the Women’s Life Center for up to date information.

Personal Lactation Support

It sometimes takes infants and new mothers a little while to get used to breastfeeding. Experts in our Parenting Center provide personal lactation support to help you and your baby learn to work together to make sure nutritional goals are met – even after you go home. NRH employs International Board Certified Lactation Consultants: Gina Slayden, RN, IBCLC and Amanda Janzen, RN, IBCLC.

Gina Slayden, RN, IBCLC is available for private appointments or by attending our Breastfeeding Support Group. Gina can be reached by email: gslayden@www.newmanrh.org or by phone at (620) 343-6800 ext. 24477.

Because hospitals play an important role in making the breastfeeding experience easier, Newman Regional Health is also a proud participant in “High 5 for Mom & Baby”, a program that aims to improve breastfeeding success in Kansas through hospital care that supports nursing moms and babies. We are proud to say our new moms have a very high breastfeeding rate of 90 percent.

Recognized as a High 5for Mom & Baby facility

The “High 5 for Mom & Baby” program provides resources and a framework to help Kansas hospitals and birthing centers improve health outcomes for breastfeeding women and their infants. To obtain this recognition, each facility is asked to complete a voluntary and self-reported evaluation.

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Newman Regional Health
1201 W 12th Avenue
Emporia, KS 66801
620-343-6800
Newman Medical Plaza
1301 W 12th Avenue
Emporia, KS 66801