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 lactation@newmanrh.org 

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

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 one-on-one lactation support and personalized feeding plans to help you and your baby learn to work together to make sure nutritional goals are met – all through your human milk feeding experience. NRH employs International Board Certified Lactation Consultants: Christina Farr, DNP, CNM, IBCLC and Callie Duncan, RNC, CBS.

Lactation Consultants are available for private appointments or by attending our Breastfeeding Support Group. Please reach out by email: lactation@newmanrh.org or by phone (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 5 for Mom & Baby Premier facility

Newman Regional Health is is proud to be recognized as a High 5 for Mom & Baby Premier facility. You can count on us to provide evidence-based maternity care that supports a mom’s breastfeeding goals. We’re proud to support mothers and babies by following ten High 5 for Mom & Baby practices. Learn more about the program here: https://high5kansas.org
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1201 W 12th Avenue
Emporia, KS 66801
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1301 W 12th Avenue
Emporia, KS 66801