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Lactation Services

​Marshfield Clinic Health System offers lactation services staffed by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) and Certified Lactation Counselors, who educate you on breastfeeding and work with you to overcome breastfeeding difficulties. 

Choosing how to feed your baby is an important decision that has life-long effects for you and your baby. What you have seen and learned about infant feeding from your family and friends is likely to influence your attitude and perceptions. 

Whether you definitely plan to breastfeed or you are uncertain, the research is clear. Your milk is the best milk for your baby, and it is the ideal first food for your baby for the first several months. That is why Marshfield Clinic Health System recommends breastfeeding.

Lactation services

Lactation services include, but are not limited to:

  • Prenatal education that explains normal behaviors to expect from breastfeeding babies.
  • Initial assessment at the hospital.
  • Care coordination with other health care providers as needed.
  • Follow-ups prior to discharge from the hospital.
  • Assistance with position and latch-on challenges.
  • Assistance with potential milk supply challenges.
  • Assistance with concerns about infant intake and weight gain.
  • Education and assistance with breast pumps. Contact your insurance company before delivery to check coverage. 
  • Assessment and management of breast and nipple problems, such as engorgement, sore nipples, breast pain, mastitis, breast augmentation and reductions.
  • Addressing return-to-work issues.
  • Addressing weaning issues.
  • Finding support groups in your area.
  • Ongoing assessments following discharge.

Note: Please check with your Health System location about their lactation services offerings. 

Lactation Services Locations

Lactation Services are available at the following Marshfield Clinic Health System locations: 

Outpatient Services

A lactation consult is planned for all mothers and babies in the hospital. However, follow-up care can be just as important. 

Contact your women’s health provider or pediatric provider to schedule lactation services during a future appointment. 


Marshfield Medical Center (in Marshfield)

Prenatal education is offered monthly and recommended for families planning to breastfeed. You can call 715-387-7011 to register. 

Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield also offers a Circle of Moms support group for breastfeeding moms. Join their group on Facebook

Marshfield Medical Center-Beaver Dam

Prenatal education is offered monthly and recommended for families planning to breastfeed. You can call 920-887-4007 to register. 

A phone line to help families with breastfeeding questions or concerns is available at 920-887-4021.

Breast Milk Donation

Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield accepts breast milk donations. Our milk depot program makes it possible for area women with an extra supply of breast milk to donate their milk. 

Learn more about Marshfield Medical Center breast milk depot

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