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
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.
he Buffett Early Childhood Institute recently released the third of four reports addressing Early Childhood Care and Education for our youngest citizens. Along with otherorganizations in our state, the Buffett Institute is focusing on the importance of investing in our children from an early age. Their recent report backs up scientific evidence with a survey concluding that Nebraskans want to invest in the future well-being of our children.
Five years ago, Jillian experienced the loss of her newborn. After a rocky start in the hospital, she took her two-day-old, full-term son home and breastfed him frequently. Jillian’s baby ended up on life support 12 hours later and was taken off life support when he was two weeks old. An autopsy determined the cause of death as dehydration.
Devastated by her loss, as any mother would be, Jillian shared her story with the Fed is Best Foundation, an organization founded to prevent newborn starvation due to insufficient exclusive breastfeeding. Jillian’s most poignant statement is: One bottle (of formula) may have saved my baby’s life.
MilkWorks O, our Omaha location, opened in the spring of 2015. It is located in Rockbrook Village.
9 am - 5 pm
MilkWorks in Lincoln is located at 59th & Old Cheney in the Trade Center.
9 am - 5 pm
(*Tuesdays until 6:30)
1 - 4 pm