Creating a healthier community by helping mothers breastfeed their babies - since 2001.
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.
Over the past 10-15 years, feeding babies human milk (instead of cow’s milk formula), has been on everyone’s mind. The U.S. Surgeon General, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Centers for Disease Control - just about every medical and public health group has come out in support of breastfeeding. Numerous strategies have been developed to support mothers, insurance plans now cover consultations and breast pumps, and research continues. Yet there is still so much that we do not know.
One question continues to puzzle us: Why do some babies seem to be sensitive to their mother’s milk, or rather, to something their mother eats?
It doesn’t make sense. If human milk is the perfect food for babies, and a source of precious growth factors and protection against infections, why do some babies seem to fuss, and cry, and even spit up when they breastfeed?
Sara Dodder Furr, a long time MilkWoman, passed away in late December. Her loss will be felt deeply – not only by her family, but by her large extended community family in Lincoln and around the country. Sara’s children summed up one of her most endearing legacies: she loved and accepted all of us unconditionally.
Unconditional acceptance and loss are part and parcel of life, which is especially true for women embarking upon motherhood. We have long known that mothers who feel loved and supported are better prepared to mother their children. I first met Sara one evening over 20 years ago when she called me seeking the services of a doula. My memories of our conversation centered around birth expectations and support. Sara knew in her heart that to care for her children, she needed to feel cared for herself.
A number of years ago I wrote an article titled A Simple Intervention for Vulnerable Babies for ARC of Lincoln/Lancaster County. I encouraged parents and care providers to not overlook the many benefits of breastfeeding a baby with special needs.
When new parents learn that their baby will have special needs, numerous emotions and thoughts run through their brains. Will my baby be okay? Who will help us? Where can we get the best care? Parents naturally want the best support and care to enhance their child’s health and maximize their developmental abilities.
Not so long ago, breastfeeding was only an option for healthy, “easy” babies.
Some mothers and babies take to breastfeeding like a duck to water. They gracefully dance through latching and milk supply and returning to work like experts. But many mothers and babies find that breastfeeding is not the easy swim they thought it would be.
Lactation consultants know this. It is why MilkWorks exists. Yet an on-going dilemma in the breastfeeding support world is: how do we portray the reality of what breastfeeding might be like, yet believe in a woman’s ability to breastfeed?
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.