Breastfeeding at Southern Regional

Women's Life Center Helps You Breastfeed Your Baby

Recognizing the extraordinary health benefits breastfeeding provides to mothers and babies, Southern Regional encourages mothers to breastfeed their babies.

For moms, breastfeeding helps speed up recovery after giving birth. This means there is less bleeding and the uterus returns to pre-pregnant size quicker so she will lose weight quicker. Breastfeeding is also associated with a decrease in breast and ovarian cancer. In addition, a hormone is released during breastfeeding that promotes relaxation.

For babies, breastfeeding provides nutritionally perfect, easy-to-digest, and readily available nourishment. Breastfeeding also decreases a baby's chance of having allergies and illnesses, while it also promotes better teeth and jaw development.

Learning to Breastfeed

Although it seems like it might be instinctive, breastfeeding is a learned skill.

Information, assistance, and a great deal of support can help make the experience successful. We provide information and ongoing assistance for establishing and maintaining a satisfying nursing relationship. We offer professional, yet personal, breastfeeding education and support.

Our Lactation Center is staffed by Registered Nurses who are all also International Board Certified Lactation Consultants. Lactation Consultants are healthcare professionals with skills and advanced training in breastfeeding management. They focus on the needs of the nursing couple and are committed to promoting positive breastfeeding experiences.

Lactation Experts Here to Help

The Lactation Center at Southern Regional Medical Center offers a range of services to help new moms with breastfeeding. Our lactation consultants will visit moms in the hospital, offering bedside assistance to help mother and baby to get off to a good start.

Outpatient visits are also available after leaving the hospital, but they require an appointment and additional charges may apply.

Breast Pump Products

Electric breast pumps are available for both rental and purchase. The Lactation Center also has many other products available for purchase to support your breastfeeding goal.

Please feel free to ask about shells, storage bottles, micro steam bags, etc. These supplies are ideal for mothers of premature infants or those with special needs, or when mothers return to work.

Breastfeeding Classes

We have classes designed to offer sound breastfeeding information and tips on getting started. Call (770) 991-8014 or see our Classes and Events for class times and registration information.

Breastfeeding Warmline

Our experts are available by phone should you have questions or problems. The Lactation Center phone number is (770) 991-8014.

Please keep in mind that our Lactation Consultants are commonly out on the floor seeing our inpatients or assisting with outpatient consults. If no one is available at the time of your call, please leave a message they will get back to you as quickly as possible.