Just gave birth at Santiam Hospital & Clinics? Inpatient lactation support is available in-person several days a week. You can expect to be visited and/or called by a lactation specialist during your inpatient visit. You’ll also get a follow up phone call following discharge.
Expecting a baby and have questions about breastfeeding?

Come in for a prenatal breastfeeding consult! We’ll talk about the basics of milk production, typical newborn feeding behavior, the principles of a good latch, and other common concerns. First-time and experienced parents are welcome.  

Just gave birth at the Family Birth Center?

While you’re still in the hospital, take advantage of one-on-one time with a lactation specialist. Getting support early can prevent many common breastfeeding and lactation challenges and provide a boost in confidence and motivation. Connect with us to ask your questions, share your concerns, and schedule follow-up lactation support.  

Experiencing challenges with breast/chest feeding or lactation at home?

Outpatient visits are an opportunity to improve your breastfeeding skills, build your confidence, and troubleshoot any issues that arise. Get help with latching, milk supply, pumping, bottle feeding, and a range of other infant feeding concerns. Whether you delivered at the Family Birth Center or not, you are welcome to schedule an appointment with us. Connect with the lactation team at Lactation@santiamhospital.org 

Need Help?

Experiencing challenges with breast/chest feeding or lactation at home? We’re here to help get things back on track. Outpatient visits are available multiple days a week. Telehealth visits are also available.

Schedule Appointment

Appointments can be set up by emailing lactation@santiamhospital.org 

Services Coming Soon

  • Prenatal breastfeeding classes
  • Lactation Support Group


We have two International Board Certified Lactation Consultants and one Certified Lactation Counselor.

Jessica Bliss, PhD IBCLC (jbliss@santiamhospital.org)
Dawn McDermott, BSN RNIBCLC (dmcdermott@santiamhospital.org)
Allison Gladney, CLC LCCE


Open from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm (Mon – Thur)
Open Friday 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Close to Home
In-person & Televisits Available
Accepting New Patients

All insurances accepted