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
Use of Nipple Shield
Weight Concerns with Baby
Any concerns related to Breast milk and Breastfeeding
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO THE APPOINTMENT?
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
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.
* 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.
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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