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Breastfeeding Assistance


Barb Pratt

Lactation Consultant

525 North Foster
Mitchell, SD 57301

Phone: 605-995-6330
Fax: 605-995-2538

At Avera Queen of Peace we believe breastfeeding provides the best possible nutrition for infants through the first six months of life. Our goal is to foster an environment conducive to breastfeeding success. We recommend keeping visits short, maintaining a quiet environment and allowing families private time to bond and feed their baby.

Lactation Consultant

Avera Queen of Peace is pleased to have an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) at their facility. Barb Pratt is certified by the International Board of Lactation Examiners, which means that she has had extensive practical experience working with mothers whom are breastfeeding and has completed a university level exam. Barb is now available to provide assistances for mothers who are breastfeeding.

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with Barb please call (605) 995-6330.

Our Services 

Breastfeeding class for expectant parents

Maternal Care nursing staff specially trained in breastfeeding assistance and support

Kangaroo (skin-to-skin) care to facilitate early breastfeeding

"Rooming in" available in all post-partum rooms

Assistance with transitioning back to work and working with employers and daycare providers

  • Lactation Consultation Room
  • Lactation Consultation Room

Resources and information on breastfeeding aids and equipment

Breastfeeding products available through Avera Home Medical Equipment, including:

~Medela breast pump, rental or purchase
~Breast pumping accessories
~Breast care products
~Nursing pillows