Lactation Lounge

As an organization, NMPP champions breastfeeding. Therefore, any breastfeeding mother in our service area, regardless of whether she is enrolled in an NMPP program, can access our lactation lounge.

Lactation Lounge Hours

Monday - Friday: 9:30AM - 4:30PM

Why You Should Breastfeed Your Baby

  • Breast milk provides the perfect nutrition for infants.
  • It has a nearly perfect mix of protein, vitamins, and fat.
  • Breast milk contains antibodies that help your baby fight off viruses and bacteria.
  • Breastfeeding lowers your baby's risk of having asthma or allergies.
  • Infants who are breastfed exclusively for the first 6 months, without any formula, have fewer ear infections, respiratory illnesses, and bouts of diarrhea.
  • These infants also have fewer hospitalizations.
  • Skin-to-skin touching, and eye contact all help your baby bond with you and feel secure.
  • Breastfed infants are more likely to gain the right amount of weight as they grow rather than become overweight children.

Benefits for the Breastfeeding Mother

  • Breastfeeding burns extra calories.
  • It can help you lose pregnancy weight faster.
  • It helps release the hormone oxytocin, which helps the uterus return to its pre-pregnancy size. Breastfeeding can help also lower your risk of breast and ovarian cancer.