Lakeside Women's Hospital

Lactation Consultation

Breastfeeding may be one of the most natural things in the world, but it doesn’t come naturally to every mother. It takes a bit of practice for mother and child. Lakeside Women’s Hospital has lactation consultants that can help you and your baby become old pros at breastfeeding.

Lakeside offers support to breastfeeding mothers by reassuring them when breastfeeding is going well, and by providing information and support to help prevent and manage common concerns.

Make an appointment today at 405-936-1568.

Ways your lactation consultant will help.

  • Provide prenatal counseling about risk factors that may affect breastfeeding

  • Offer information about practices that promote successful breastfeeding, such as positioning and latching. Help mother in preventing and managing common concerns such as poor latch, inadequate milk transfer or supply, nipple or breast pain, and calming a fussy baby

  • Provide information about milk expression and storage for mothers who must be separated from their babies

  • Teach strategies for breastfeeding after returning to work

  • Provide information about breastfeeding in challenging situations, such as breastfeeding twins or triplets, a premature or sick infant, or infants in special medical situations

  • Lactation consultants and educators are available at Lakeside Women’s hospital to provide follow-up services in the outpatient clinic.

Breastfeeding

Mothering through breastfeeding is the most natural and effective way of understanding and satisfying the needs of the baby. Mother and baby need to be together early and often to establish a satisfying relationship and an adequate milk supply. In the early years the baby has an intense need to be with mother, which is as basic as the need for food.

Breast milk is the superior infant food For the healthy, full-term baby, breast milk is the only food necessary until the baby shows signs of needing solids--about the middle of the first year after birth.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusively breastfeeding for six months, and then until no longer mutually desired by mother and baby.

Lakeside offers support to breastfeeding mothers by reassuring them when breastfeeding is going well, and by providing information and support to help prevent and manage common concerns.

Lakeside’s lactation consultation program also includes:

  • Weight check
  • Intake amount assessment
  • Pump sales (FSA eligible)
  • Breastfeeding supplies (FSA eligible)
  • Follow up for premature infant feeding
  • Oklahoma Healthcare Authority provider

Breastfeeding Endorsements

Breastfeeding is endorsed as the preferred method of infant feeding by these authorities.

  • United States Surgeon General
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Association of Women’s Health
  • Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Public Health Association
  • American Dietetic Association

Lakeside lactation department is an Oklahoma Healthcare Authority outpatient lactation consultant provider. OHCA currently covers up to six outpatient consults within six months of delivery.

Lakeside’s lactation program also includes the following.

  • Weight check
  • Intake amount assessment
  • Pump sales (FSA eligible)
  • Breastfeeding supplies (FSA eligible)
  • Follow up for premature infant feeding
  • Oklahoma Healthcare Authority provider

Visit the Milk Bar Lactation Support Group 

A safe place for Moms to come together and share their breastfeeding experiences and knowledge or seek advice. It’s a great place to make new friends, weigh your baby and get support from our lactation consultant and other new Moms. Expectant parents are also encouraged to attend in preparation for your newborn. The Milk Bar is free, and registration is not required. A baby scale is available for mothers to weigh baby. Siblings are welcome.

First Floor Conference Room at Lakeside Women's Hospital - Fridays starting March 30, 2018, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Visit the Milk Bar Lactation Support Group

Additional Resources from the Newborn Channel

Childbirth Classes at Lakeside Women's Hospital