Lactation Support

Our birthing center combines comfort, medical expertise, and the latest advances in technology.  When your big day comes, you can rest assured that you and your baby will have the very best care.  To continue this commitment for care, we have compiled information and resources available in our community.

Breastfeeding Support Group

Do you have questions regarding breastfeeding?  Colorado Plains Medical Center has a Breastfeeding Support Group that meets at CPMC's Paul E. Woodward Birthing Center every Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The group is led by a team of experienced obstetric nurses including Erin Duckworth, Jessica Ford, Renee Sperry, and Debra Tolson, RN, BSN, ICCE, IBCLC, CPST.  They can answer breastfeeding questions, trobuleshoot breastfeeding issues, and assist with latch and positioning.  For more information, contact Debra Tolson at 542-4378 or by email at debra.tolson@lpnt.net.

Breastfeeding Classes

Classes are offered regularly at Colorado Plains Medical Center.  Call Debra Tolson, Lactation Consultant, at 542-4378 for more information.  The Birth Breastfeeding & Beyond brochure also provides a current list of classes.  You can also get further details and a registration form for these classes on this website.

Breastfeeding Hotline:  542-3300

Our Breastfeeding Hotline is available 24 hours a day.  Leave a message along with your name and number and your call will be returned, Monday-Friday, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. -  5:00 p.m.  

Your Lactation Team!

Need help with breastfeeding or using your breast pump?  Our lactation team can help.  The lactation counselors are health professionals who specialize in the clinical management of breastfeeding and who have received advanced training and certification. They work alongside our Lactation Consultant who is board certified through the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.  Together, they can work with you and your baby on breastfeeding positions, proper latch technique, and address any questions or challenges you face.

Debra Tolson, BSN, RN, ICCE, IBCLC, CPST

Lactation Consultant
Debra Tolson is a seasoned OB nurse at Colorado Plains Medical Center with 33 years of nursing experience.  After obtaining her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at Texas Women's University, she knew that taking care of babies and mothers were her calling.  She has been one of the area's only practicing lactation consultants since 2010.

Erin Duckworth, RN, CLC 

Lactation Counselor 

Erin is an OB nurse at Colorado Plains Medical Center with 13 years of nursing experience.  She is a certified lactation counselor who enjoys leading our weekly support group.  Erin has successfully breastfed four boys and uses this experience when working with breastfeeding moms.

Jessica Ford, BSN, RN, CLC

Lactation Counselor

Jessica is an OB nurse with a Bachelor's in Nursing and works at Colorado Plains Medical Center.  She has six years of nursing experience and has successfully breastfed two children.  Not only does she love her job in Labor and Delivery, but she also strives to support women with their breastfeeding needs.

Renee Sperry, BSN, RN, CLC

Lactation Counselor

Renee is an OB nurse with a Bachelor's in Nursing and currently works at Colorado Plains Medical Center.  Renee has nine years of nursing experience and successfully breastfed three boys.  She cherishes the ability to work with mothers and babies and has a passion for working with teen moms.