Bronson Breastfeeding Center - Lactation Consultant - Kalamazoo

Updates: COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccine, visitor restrictions

Due to the high volume of patients flooding our hospitals and emergency departments, wait times for many services are longer than normal. Some non-critical procedures and surgeries are being postponed. Please be patient with our staff as they work to meet the critical healthcare needs of our community. For non-emergencies, please consider these outpatient care options.

Don’t put off the care you need because of COVID-19.  Schedule your appointment online, call your Bronson practice or call a Bronson Care Advisor at (269) 341-7788. Many providers also offer video visits. Learn more.

Bronson Breastfeeding Center

Bronson Breastfeeding Center
601 John St., Suite N-1300
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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Hours of Operation
9:00 AM
4:30 PM
9:00 AM
4:30 PM
9:00 AM
4:30 PM
9:00 AM
4:30 PM
9:00 AM
4:30 PM

Consultation hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Main: (269) 341-8849

At Bronson we know that breastfeeding can have its ups and downs, especially in the beginning. That is why the Bronson BirthPlace in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek provides support through our Breastfeeding Centers.


If you are breastfeeding and have symptoms of or confirmed COVID-19, take steps to avoid spreading the virus to your baby:

  • Wash your hands before touching your baby
  • Wear a face mask, if possible, while feeding at the breast
  • Wash your hands before touching pump or bottle parts and clean all parts after each use

For additional information on pregnancy and breastfeeding from the Centers for Disease Control, click here.

Breastfeeding provides your new baby with the best nutrition, and helps develop a close bond between mother and child. Breastfeeding can give you both a sense of warmth, closeness and pleasure. However, successful breastfeeding does not happen by instinct. That is when our team can help.

For a list of pregnancy and childbirth classes, including breastfeeding classes click here.

Consultation & Outpatient Services

  • Designed to provide support during pregnancy and after delivery to breastfeeding moms
  • Service is provided both on an inpatient and outpatient basis
  • Our lactation consultants are registered nurses and social workers certified in breastfeeding consultation
    • Provide prenatal and post-partum education, advice on breastfeeding practices, and personal consultation services
    • Work with other healthcare providers regarding complex breastfeeding issues and concerns

Breastfeeding Boutique

The Bronson Breastfeeding Center - Kalamazoo offers a full line of breastfeeding products, including:

  • Breast pumps and accessories
  • Preemie and newborn layette clothing
  • Twin nursing pillows
  • Nursing bras and tank tops
  • Baby carriers

At both Bronson Breastfeeding Centers in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, we have Medela Symphony breast pumps available for rent and Medela personal use breast pumps that are covered by your insurance. Call (269) 341-8849 (Kalamazoo) or (269) 245-8586 (Battle Creek) for more information.

It's important to keep your breast pump clean because germs can grow quickly in breast milk or breast milk residue that remains on pump parts. Click here to follow the steps to keep your breast pump clean and help protect your baby from germs.

Mothers' Milk Bank

  • Bronson Mothers’ Milk Bank is one of only 24 non-profit milk banks in North America
  • Provides donor human milk to premature and sick babies whose mothers are unable to provide their own milk or who have a low supply of milk
  • If you are interested in becoming a donor or are a physician who wishes to order donor human milk, call the Bronson Mothers' Milk Bank at (269) 341-6146
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  • Photo of Bronson Breastfeeding Center.

Located on the 1st Floor of the North Pavilion at Bronson Methodist Hospital.



At your first appointment, your new provider will review the medicine you have been taking. They may talk to you about other options, including changing to different medicine.

This provider follows CDC guidelines for childhood shots (also called vaccinations). Please choose another Bronson provider if you do not plan to vaccinate your child.

This provider cannot see patients who take controlled substances for pain management. Please choose another Bronson provider.

This provider does not provide care for patients who take more than two prescribed medicines on a regular basis. Please choose another Bronson provider.

This provider cannot provide care for patients who are under the age of 18. Please choose another Bronson provider.

This provider asks women to see an OB/GYN provider for gynecological exams. He welcomes women for all other healthcare.

This provider doesn’t provide care for patients who take behavioral health medicine. Please choose another Bronson provider.

This provider isn’t currently accepting new Medicaid patients. Please choose another Bronson provider.

This provider cannot provide care for patients who are above the age of 18. Please choose another Bronson provider.

This provider is currently only accepting pediatric patients. If you are over the age of 18, please choose another Bronson provider.

This provider cannot provide care for patients who are under the age of 15. Please choose another Bronson provider.

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