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0401 Castle Creek Road
Aspen, CO 81611
Certified lactation consultants and a “Bosom Buddies” support group for new moms are just two of the ways Aspen Birth Center staff help new mothers gain information, confidence and skills to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding their babies.
Inpatient Lactation Services: All mothers who deliver at the Aspen Birth Center are provided a daily visit and complimentary return visit with a certified lactation counselor to support you in breastfeeding.
“Bosom Buddies” Breastfeeding Support Group: Meets weekly via Zoom on Tuesdays at 12pm and Thursdays at 2pm. This is a social group that also provides professional and peer counseling for breastfeeding support. This group is led by a lactation counselor. For more information and for the class Zoom link, call 970.544.1130.
Aspen Birth Center Warmline: This phone line is dedicated to the support of breastfeeding mothers. If you experience difficulties after you go home, you may call to speak to a certified lactation counselor about your specific concerns. Your concerns may be resolved over the phone or by appointment. Call 970.544.1251.
Certified Lactation Counselors: We encourage you to meet with our counselors for any issues or concerns, to help you prepare for breastfeeding success prior to and after returning to work, as well as for continued support.
Certified Lactation Staff: We’re happy to offer assistance and personal guidance when you are purchasing breastfeeding supplies from Aspen Valley Hospital.
Aspen Valley Hospital and our Birth Center are designated as “Baby Friendly,” which is the gold standard for supporting news mothers in their breastfeeding success. We earn this status by adhering to the Ten Steps to Success:
The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding form the basis of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, a worldwide breastfeeding quality improvement project created by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
Baby-Friendly hospitals and birth centers also uphold the International Code of Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes by offering parents support, education and educational materials that promote the use of human milk rather than other infant food or drinks, and by refusing to accept or distribute free or subsidized supplies of breastmilk substitutes, nipples and other feeding devices.