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Breastfeeding Support

One of the best things you can do for your baby is breastfeed. Much more than just a lifestyle choice, breastfeeding is an important health choice that brings an impressive list of benefits to both you and your baby.

At St. Jude Medical Center, we specialize in helping new moms gain the skills and confidence to be successful. We offer a breastfeeding helpline, where you can speak with a certified lactation nurse, enroll in our breastfeeding workshops, or schedule a one-on-one breastfeeding consultation.

Our Certified Lactation Consultants are just a phone call away, whether you just have a question or need help with a specific problem. Contact the St. Jude Breastfeeding Helpline at (714) 626-8528.

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Why Breastfeed?

In addition to providing more complete nutrition than any formula, breast milk is free, convenient, and always the right temperature. It is the easiest for your baby to digest and full of infection-fighting antibodies. More importantly, breast milk reduces your child's risk of SIDS, cancer, diabetes, ear infections and allergies.

And what about mom? Breastfeeding decreases your risk of ovarian cancer, breast cancer, anemia and osteoporosis. It burns calories, helping you lose weight faster and releases hormones that help your uterus return to its normal size.

Issues We Can Help With

  • Your baby has difficulty latching on your breast
  • Your baby cries all the time
  • Your baby sleeps all the time
  • You have persistent sore, cracked nipples
  • You're concerned about low milk supply
  • Your baby has not regained birth weight by two weeks
  • Your baby is premature, you have twins, or your baby has developmental issues
  • You have any other breastfeeding difficulties or concerns

Breastfeeding Group Workshop (Postpartum)

Having difficulty with breastfeeding? This workshop was designed for you. Our Certified Lactation Consultant will offer hands-on help and address your specific problems or concerns to make sure you and baby are on track. We can help you and your baby with such issues as:

  • Difficulty with latching
  • Excessive crying
  • Excessive sleepiness
  • Persistent sore and/or cracked nipples
  • Engorgement
  • Concern over newborn weight loss
  • Premature babies or twins
  • Other breastfeeding difficulties

This is an excellent support group for breastfeeding mothers. Mothers are able to enroll in this class as often as necessary to meet her needs. (Women and babies only please.)

To register for our Breastfeeding Group Workshop, please click here. Questions? Please call (714) 578-8775.

Private Breastfeeding Consultations

In the comfort of a private setting for you and your spouse or support partner, you will meet with a Certified Lactation Consultant who will help you work through the early problems difficulties with breastfeeding. The lactation nurse will watch you nurse your baby, address any problems or concerns, and develop a personalized plan of care.

To register for a Private Breastfeeding Consultation, please click here. Questions? Please call (714) 578-8775.