SCRMCLactation Services

Lactation Services

Breastfeeding Classes

Lactation Staff

Angela Chivers, BS, IBCLC, CCE

Angela Chivers holds a Bachelor of Science from UW-Superior. She graduated with an individualized major in Social Work, Child Development, and Health Education. She then completed her health and science credits in the lactation field. Angela is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, she is certified as a Childbirth Educator through the International Childbirth Educator Association, a Certified H.U.G. Your Baby Instructor, a Healthcare Provider Level CPR and First Aid Instructor with American Heart Association and American Red Cross. Additionally, she is the Chairman of the Polk County Breastfeeding Coalition and the mother of six children. Angela worked for the Polk County Health Department for 9 years, and has been working for SCRMC for 10 years. Her passion is equipping families with the education they need so they can relax and fall in love with their new baby.

Amanda Strom, RN, IBCLC, CCE

Amanda Strom holds a Bachelor’s of Science Nursing degree from Regis University in Denver, CO and a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise and Sport Science from UW-Lacrosse. In the fall of 2017, she completed her lactation coursework and is now an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Amanda is an NRP instructor and holds certifications in STABLE and ACLS. Additionally, Amanda assists in teaching various classes offered through The Birth Place and is the Chairman of the Polk County Breastfeeding Coalition. Amanda has been working as a nurse at SCRMC since the summer of 2010. In addition to her roles at SCRMC, she stays busy raising her three young children and assisting in operating a family business. Amanda's favorite part of her job includes the moment parents first meet their newest family member and assisting the new family unit through their first days together.

In addition, all of the OB nursing staff are trained to assist breastfeeding mothers.

Services Available

  • Telephone Consultation Contact us at (715) 483-0431 to speak with a Lactation Consultant.
  • Outpatient Office Consultation After discharge, an appointment can be made with the Lactation Consultant for follow-up care.
  • Inpatient Consultation The Lactation Consultant is available to assist new moms in hospital.

Support Groups

The Latch (Breastfeeding Support Group)

A weekly group where moms and babies can connect, refresh and chat about all things breastfeeding. This group is facilitated by a Certified Lactation Consultant. It is for pregnant women and moms with babies up to 1 year old.

The group meets on Thursdays from 10:30 AM to Noon in the hospital building, unless otherwise noted.

There is no fee to join the group and registration is NOT required.

The Latch After Hours

The same great support as our daytime group will now be offered in the early evening hours. Ideal for working moms and for those who have older children and can’t make it during the day.

The group meets Mondays from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Participation is free and no registration is required.

Call (800) 828-3627 today to learn more.