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
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.
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.
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.