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Breastfeeding Services

Breastfeeding gets newborns off to a great nutritional start and is a beautiful bonding time for mother and child. Our Birthing Center’s staff and lactation specialists are eager to assist new parents as they embark on this special experience unique to motherhood.

Our programs encourage breastfeeding as the preferred method of feeding for newborns and infants. Since 2003, we have earned the Texas 10 Step Program Award  from the Department of State Health Services and the Texas Hospital Association for our support of breastfeeding mothers, and we are recognized as a Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite for offering flexibility and accessibility for our breastfeeding employees.

To nourish sick or premature newborns, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - New Braunfels is a milk-collection site, where mothers can donate surplus breast milk to the Mother's Milk Bank at Austin. This donated milk helps fragile babies thrive in our own NICU, as well as across Texas and the United States.

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital-New Braunfels is part of the and also serves as a Mothers' Milk Bank of Austin collection site.

Consultation Services

To better serve mothers and newborns, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital-New Braunfels offers breastfeeding consultation. This service is offered by appointment based upon the baby's feeding times. The program is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. by appointment only. Please call 830-643-6193 to schedule an appointment or to return a breast pump.

Consultation fees are $60.00 for the first hour, pro-rated in quarterly increments. No insurance billing is available. A payment plan is offered.

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital-New Braunfels is part of the Texas 10 Step Program and also serves as a Mothers' Milk Bank of Austin collection site.

Contact a lactation consultant immediately if you experience pain or have questions. Reasons for consultation include:

  • Low infant weight gain
  • Sore nipples
  • Engorgement
  • Increasing milk supply
  • Breast infections
  • Returning to work while breastfeeding and any other breastfeeding challenges

  • Texas 10 Step Program
  • Awards and Accredidations
  • Mother's Milk Bank of Austin