Lactation Center

Welcome to the Children’s of Alabama Lactation Services. The Lactation Department, founded by the Auxiliary, serves the Hospital’s inpatient and outpatient population, Children’s of Alabama employees and the community at large.

The Lactation Department is located on the ground floor of the McWane. We provide facilities for breastfeeding, pumping and patient consultations. Lactation Consultants are available Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

In the Benjamin Russell Building, a pumping/breastfeeding room is available on the 2nd floor Main Street, across from the Meditation Room. The room is available 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Contact us at 205-638-6600.


  • Access to pumping/lactation room 24 hours, 7 days a week
  • One-on-one consultation with International Board Certified Lactation Consultants
  • Both well baby and special needs assistance
  • A private, relaxing setting for mother and child
  • Breastfeeding education and resources for healthcare professionals

Our Team

Jeanette Twa RDN, LD, IBCLC
Lactation and Enteral Feeding Lab Manager
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Jenny Mizzell RN, IBCLC
Registered Nurse

Laura Wassermann, RN, IBCLC
Registered Nurse

Laura Ward, MS, RDN, LD, IBCLC
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist