We're here to help you and your baby get off to the best start — with breastfeeding. We offer classes before your baby is born, a visit from a certified lactation consultant during your stay and follow-up support after the two of you go home.
The Via Christi Breastfeeding Clinic opened in June 2008 to help with a variety of challenges for breastfeeding mothers, including breast engorgement, low milk supply, preparing to return to work, babies who have difficulty latching on, are jaundiced or have weight gain issues.
New moms will find advice and encouragement at the Via Christi Breastfeeding Clinic at the NewLife Center in Via Christi Hospital, 3600 E. Harry, in Wichita. This walk-in clinic is open 10 am-2 pm Monday through Friday and is staffed by lactation consultants and registered nurses who help mothers with questions and concerns about breast feeding, make recommendations on breast pumps and where to get them, and assess infants to ensure they are gaining weight appropriately. Medical issues are referred for physician follow-up.
The service is provided at no cost to women who've delivered at the Via Christi NewLife Center. A one-time $50 fee will be collected from women who delivered elsewhere.
Please be sure stop by Admitting when coming to our Breastfeeding Clinic on your first visit.
Milk Bank Depot
Via Christi's Milk Bank Depot helps facilitate breast milk donations to Mothers' Milk Bank of Denver, Colorado, by providing referrals, drawing donor's labs, and accepting milk donations.
Mother's Milk Bank is a non-profit organization that serves more than 100 hospitals in 24 states. Pasteurized donor milk is distributed throughout the country, providing lifesaving nourishment to babies.
Become a donor:
- Contact Mothers' Milk Bank at 303-869-1888 and complete a 10-15 minute phone screening.
- Complete and return an informational packet.
- Call Via Christi's Lactation Department at 316-689-5426 to schedule a time to get your labs drawn and drop off your donation.
The Mothers' Milk Bank relies on the goodness of donations from nursing mothers. Donors find comfort and pride in knowing that they are providing lifesaving milk to babies in need.