Our Mission: Creating a healthier community by helping mothers breastfeed their babies.
We provide expert help from international board certified lactation consultants (IBCLCs), including a comprehensive feeding assessment and follow up care until your baby is feeding well. It's what we love to do.
Breastfeeding Information Center
Want trustworthy, reliable breastfeeding information any time of the day (or night)? It's all here in our Breastfeeding Information Center, guided by years of experience and the latest research.
Breast Pumps and Insurance Coverage
It's all about quality when it comes to a breast pump. MilkWorks is a DME (durable medical equipment) provider for most private insurance plans and for all Nebraska Medicaid plans.
News & Events
Scientific and social research is shaping much of what we do in the year 2017. It impacts the learning tools in our schools, medications used to treat chronic illnesses, and therapies designed to address post-traumatic stress. Academic research also drives the public health measures that encourage mothers to breastfeed. The Journal of Human Lactation has research articles on infant feeding modes and gastroesophageal reflux, analgesic effects of maternal human milk odor on premature neonates, and microbial diversity in the milk of women with mastitis. Virtually every imaginable topic related to breastfeeding appears to be addressed by research.
Although World Breastfeeding Week is typically celebrated in August, at MilkWorks EVERY day is world breastfeeding week. Since we opened our doors over 16 years ago, exclusive breastfeeding rates in our country have slowly climbed. Many mothers WANT to breastfeed. They START breastfeeding, but many stop far sooner than they want to. Our mission is to help mothers meet THEIR breastfeeding goals.
We often forget that we really do not know much about breastfeeding. Mothers and babies relied upon breastfeeding for centuries, since the beginning of mankind. We disrupted breastfeeding ~sixty years ago. As we try and restore breastfeeding, our values have shifted, our daily life looks different, and there is a huge gap in what we do and don’t know.
Breastfeeding is an ancient skill that has been practiced by mothers from all walks of life since the beginning of time. For centuries, mothers relied upon a time-honored system to feed our infants. The food was free and perfectly designed.
Multiple social factors, including a focus on science and technology, the changing role of women’s lives, and our ability to treat infections with antibiotics, led us in a new direction. In the 1960’s, we abandoned breastfeeding and human milk without a smidgen of research to validate the change. Almost overnight, infant feeding became a $4 billion a year industry.
Going backwards is always difficult. The society we left in 1960 is not the society of 2017. When public health and medical experts made the concerted decision to reverse the tide and encourage mothers to return to breastfeeding, did they stop to think of the multitude of modern barriers to breastfeeding?
Motherhood is an incredibly rewarding experience for women. It has the potential to enrich our lives, build deep connections, and help us develop multi-faceted skills. However, in our culture, motherhood can also be a time of increased social isolation and stress.
Many women come to birth and breastfeeding with a history of depression, anxiety, or PTSD, the result of escalating rates of abuse and trauma. Instead of wiping the slate clean, the stress of motherhood has the potential to aggravate many mood disorders.
MilkWorks O, our Omaha location, opened in the spring of 2015. It is located in Rockbrook Village.
9am - 5pm
Open until 8pm on Tuesdays!
MilkWorks in Lincoln is located at 59th & Old Cheney in the Trade Center.
9am - 5pm
Open until 8pm on Tuesdays!
Please note: we will no longer be open on Sundays. We hope that our Tuesday evening hours will help you to access our services.