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Many people assume mother and baby just naturally know how to breastfeed. Breastfeeding, however, goes more smoothly when mother has a basic understanding of breastfeeding management. Babies are born with instincts and reflexes but not knowledge of breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is learned.

Now you and your family can learn about breastfeeding in your own home, either before baby is born or you can have a breastfeeding evaluation after baby's birth, from a certified lactation consultant. Payment required at the time of service. Some health care plans may provide reimbursements.

    Services Available

  • Breastfeeding assessment--home or hospital visits
  • Breastfeeding education--before or after baby's birth
  • Special package includes one or two visit packages. (Call to find out more)
  • Breastfeeding equipment and pump rental
  • Education for health professionals and other groups
  • Media interviews

Mothers in atypical situations may require more specific instruction, sometimes special equipment, and a great deal of encouragement.

  • Baby reluctant to breastfeed
  • Not enough milk
  • Baby not gaining well
  • Sore nipples
  • Sore or engorged breasts
  • To restart lactation
  • Adoptive nursing
  • Illness or hospitalization of mother or baby
  • Working and breastfeeding
  • Management for premature infant