Breastfeeding is a natural process, and mother and baby actually learn how to breastfeed together. In some societies, a breastfeeding woman is a common sight, and women learn by growing up in this environment. However, in our society many new mothers have never held a newborn infant prior to having their own and are unfamiliar with breastfeeding. A lactation consultant helps new moms develop the skills they need to be successful.
Our international board-certified lactation consultants, doctors and nurses work as a team in the Family Birth Center to help ensure every new mom is provided with breastfeeding education specially tailored to meet their needs. We know how important breastfeeding is and want you to make sure you get off to a good start and that problems are identified and resolved as soon as possible. Our consultants visit new moms daily and provide helpful tips about positioning, latching techniques, breast and nipple care, how to read your baby's feeding cues, calming your infant, challenges, typical changes that happen over the first weeks and how to tell if breastfeeding is going well. Every mom leaves with local resources, contacts and individualized instructions.
And we are there for you after you go home. One of our lactation consultants will call you to see how things are going and make sure your questions have been answered. We also offer drop-in breast feeding support groups once a week for a nominal fee of $5.
Babies (0-6+ months)
10:30 to 12:30 a.m.
Older Babies (Over 6 months)
11:30 a.m. (suggested arrival time)
Mills-Peninsula Medical Center
2nd Floor, Birth Center Conference Rm
1501 Trousdale Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010
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Drop-in and $5 donation