UW Health Lactation Services

Parenting in the Early Years

UW Health Lactation Services

Cradle hold for breastfeedingUW Health Family Medicine specialists in Madison, Wisconsin, work with parents to develop individual plans to help them achieve their breastfeeding goals.

Find the level of support that meets your breastfeeding needs with our trained office nurse breastfeeding champions, RN-international board certified lactation consultant or a physician specializing in the care of breastfeeding women.

Our Services

Support and resources are available for:

  • Acute or chronic breast pain
  • Low milk production
  • Trouble nursing
  • Transition from bottle to breast
  • Adoptive nursing
  • Low baby weight gain
  • Latching difficulties
  • Past breast surgeries (implants or reductions)
  • Pumping and continuing to breastfeed after returning to work
  • Babies with health concerns, such as cleft palate or other oromotor dysfunction

Additional topics that may be covered include infant sleep and breastfeeding, solids with breastfeeding, vitamin supplements for infants, colic and other feeding related concerns.

Our Medical Director

Dr. Anne Eglash is the medical director of our outpatient lactation program and leads a teaching lactation clinic with UW Health. Dr. Eglash is the cofounder of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, and is the medical director and cofounder of the Mothers’ Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes. Her research interests include chronic breast pain in nursing women, as well as wet nursing and milk sharing.