Lactation Consulting

A service for breastfeeding women

For long-term success in breastfeeding, it is important to get help as soon as possible if you have any problems with your breastfeeding experience. Our lactation services are staffed with lactation experts, including:

  • Consultants who are Registered Nurses and have International Board Certification as Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs).
  • Lactation educators with extensive training in the management of breastfeeding problems.

Reasons to Visit Lactation Services

Our lactation services program offers a resource for mothers and babies experiencing challenges with the breastfeeding process. We offer individual breastfeeding assistance for many issues including:

  • Difficulty latching on.
  • Sore nipples.
  • Breast refusal.
  • Engorgement.
  • Multiple births.
  • Low milk supply.
  • Infant NICU.
  • Yeast infections (Thrush).
  • History of breast surgery.
  • Returning to work.

During Your Visit

We will conduct a weight check of your baby, observe a breastfeeding session and then make suggestions for treatment or correction of breastfeeding issues, we will also answer any questions you may have. If you are in a situation where you need to breast pump, we provide you information on breast pumps and other breastfeeding equipment that may benefit you and your baby. We will also discuss any treatment recommendations with your doctor.

Breastfeeding Benefits

  • Mother’s milk gives baby and mom special protection from many illnesses.
  • Mother’s milk is easily digested.
  • Breastfeeding is convenient and saves money.
  • Breastfeeding helps mother bond with her new baby.
  • Breastfed babies have higher IQ’s.
  • Employees who breastfeed take fewer sick days and are often more productive at their job.

To schedule an appointment call 541.667.3508.

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Our Location

Good Shepherd Medical Group Lactation Services
600 NW 11th Street, Suite E-33
Hermiston, OR 97838