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Medical Services

Lactation Services

Whether this is your first baby or your tenth, we are here to support you. We recognize that each baby is unique and so is each breastfeeding experience. We want you to have a rewarding breastfeeding journey. Whether your journey is short, long or somewhere in between, we will continue to support you along the way.

We believe the best thing you can do for your baby's health is breastfeeding.  That is why Fitzgibbon Hospital has been named as a Show-Me 5 Hospital, one of only 5 hospitals in the State of Missouri to achieve this designation.

The Show-Me 5 Award recognizes hospitals that meet five criteria:

  • Help mothers initiate breastfeeding within the first hour of birth.
  • Practice "rooming-in" allowing infants to stay in the same room as their mothers.
  • Give infants no food or drink other than breast milk, unless medically indicated.
  • Avoid pacifiers or artificial nipples to breastfeeding infants.
  • Foster the establishment of breastfeeding support groups and refer mothers to them on discharge.