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Outpatient Lactation Services

Breastfeeding is a journey, let us help you along your way!

WHY SHOULD I HAVE A LACTATION CONSULT?

According to nature and a few media campaigns, breastfeeding is supposed to be as natural as breathing. But sometimes it isn’t: from low milk production to your baby failing to latch, breastfeeding can be wrought with frustration for both sides. Don’t call it quits before you can really get started; let us help with:

  • Difficulties with Latch
  • Nipple Pain
  • Plugged Duct/Engorgement
  • Use of Nipple Shield
  • Low Milk-supply
  • Weight Concerns with Baby
  • Breast Pump
  • Pre-term Baby
  • Multiples
  • Any concerns related to Breast milk and Breastfeeding
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WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO THE APPOINTMENT?

Physician Order

Contact your Pediatrician or Obstetrician for an outpatient lactation consult order to be sent to East Cooper Medical Center.

Bring to your Appointment:

  • Insurance Card and Photo ID
  • Breastfeeding Pillow
  • Breast Pump and Parts
  • Nipple Shield if using

Support person encouraged to attend lactation consultation.

WE ARE HERE TO SUPPORT YOU ON YOUR BREASTFEEDING JOURNEY.

Making the decision to breastfeed your baby should be celebrated! We are here to encourage and support you and your baby throughout your breastfeeding experience.

Call for an appointment: 843-416-6327

* Plan to schedule an appointment at a time your baby will be hungry and ready to nurse.

BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP

Breastfeeding can be tough, but we’re here to make it easier, and it can be a very rewarding experience. Please join us for our breastfeeding support group, offered weekly at the Hospital, where a certified lactation consultant is available to offer support and answer questions.

Each Tuesday – 11:00 am-1:00 pm & 2:00 pm-4:00 pm 1st Floor Classroom

Breastfeeding support group will begin meeting again on Tuesdays in September. Please call our Lactation Office at 843-416-6327 to register. Registration must be completed by Sunday evening in order to attend support group on Tuesday.

You will be contacted 24 hours in advance to assess for any new symptomology and you must wear a mask and have your temperature taken when you arrive at the hospital. Participants will stay on the 1st floor in the classroom and the room will be cleaned well after each class.

A certified lactation consultant is available to offer support.

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