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Lactation Services

Helping you provide proper nutrition for your baby

Methodist Hospitals offers breastfeeding support before, during, and after your hospital stay. Our duty is to help you meet your goals regarding how you choose to provide nutrition to your baby. Lactation consultants are available for outpatient consultations via telephone or in-person by appointment only.

If you have any questions or if you would like to arrange an appointment, please call:

Southlake Campus
Michele Lobo, BSN, RN, IBCLC

Northlake Campus
Kimberly Sausman, RN, IBCLC

CLICK HERE to meet the Methodist Physician Group women’s services specialists practicing near you.

Milk Depot Location

Breast milk provides the ideal nutrition for infants. It’s a nearly perfect mix of vitamins, protein and fat… everything a baby needs to grow.

Methodist Hospitals’ Northlake Campus in Gary is a Milk Depot site.

Women can donate their extra breast milk at Methodist Hospitals’ Northlake Campus, located at 600 Grant Street, Gary, for processing at The Milk Bank in Indianapolis.

The Milk Bank provides pasteurized donor human milk (PDHM) by prescription or physician order to hospitals and outpatients throughout the United States. Premature and ill infants in hospital neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) are the Milk Bank’s highest priority. According to The Milk Bank, preterm infants fed human milk may spend 15 fewer days in the hospital than those receiving formula.

If you or someone you know is interested in donating breast milk, please call the Methodist Hospitals Post-Partum Unit at 219-886-4734.

You can also call the Milk Bank at 877-829-7470 or visit

Methodist Hospitals Maternal & Infant Care Center

Northlake Campus: 600 Grant Street, Gary, IN 46402  •  219-886-4730
Southlake Campus
: 8701 Broadway, Merrillville, IN 46410  •  219-738-5530

Methodist Hospitals Lactation (Breastfeeding)
Walk-In Clinic

Northlake Campus: Third Floor Conference Room
600 Grant Street, Gary, IN 46402  •  219-886-4734
Southlake Campus
: Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic Conference Room
8701 Broadway, Merrillville, IN 46410  •  219-757-7638

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