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Breastfeeding education is offered to prenatal patients in their third trimester the month before they deliver. The education is currently provided at individual appointments. A lactation counselor reviews health benefits of breastfeeding, address myths associated with breastfeeding, characteristics of breast milk vs. formula, feeding cues, positioning, supply and demand, barriers to breastfeeding, what to expect in the first two weeks of breastfeeding, how to increase milk supply, how to help Mom determine if baby is getting enough milk, diet of a breastfeeding woman, pumping and storing. We provide electric breast pump referrals based on whether the patient receives Medicaid.

 

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