Birthing Center/NICU

For New Parents

Lactation Services & Breastfeeding Warm Line

Certified lactation consultants are available daily to assist you and your baby in getting a good start with breastfeeding. They will also provide education about breastfeeding. Our lactation consultants counsel women about breastfeeding concerns and problems and can meet with nursing mothers after discharge or at the Motherhood Support Group, held every Monday 1:30-2:45 p.m.

For additional support after you go home, call the Breastfeeding “Warm Line” at 715-847-2910 or Toll-free (866) 227-0105 anytime day or night. When you call, you may leave a message, which will be answered by a member of the lactation services team within 24 hours. If you need immediate assistance, follow the prompts to speak with a Birthing Center nurse.

Newborn Hearing Screening

The ability to hear is vital for infants. Precious learning time can be lost if a child cannot hear well. To provide your baby the best start, Aspirus Women's Health Birthing Center, through the support of our hospital volunteers, offers a hearing screening to all newborns before discharge. Babies who do not pass the screening will be referred to an audiologist for follow-up. You will not be charged for the hearing screening completed at the Birthing Center.

Important Phone Numbers

Aspirus Neonatal Intensive Care 715-847-2916
Aspirus Wausau Hospital Emergency Department 715-847-2160
Aspirus Women’s Health 715-847-0477
Aspirus Women’s Health Birthing Center 715-847-2911
Aspirus Women’s Health 24-hour Warm Line
for Breastfeeding Assistance

Children’s Service Society/Family Resource Center 715-848-1457
Depression After Delivery (Postpartum Support International) 1-800-944-4773
Domestic Violence Prevention (Women’s Center)
24-hour crisis line
Early Childhood Development Follow Up Clinic 1-866-659-7165
Marathon County Health Department 715-261-1900
Maternal and Child Hotline 800-722-2295
Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222
Safe Kids/Aspirus Wausau Hospital 715-847-2864
Social Security Information 1-800-772-1213
Tobacco Quit Line 1-800-QUIT NOW
United Way’s First Call (General Information Hot Line) 211
Wisconsin First Step – For Children with Special Needs
24 hours / 7 days a week