Comprehensive services offered at Outpatient Lactation Clinic - Mercy Hospital of Folsom
Your time is important. When you’re with our care team, we want you to get the most out of your visit. Our multidisciplinary team of physicians is ready to serve when you need us most. With a combination of expert knowledge, compassionate care, and personalized treatment plans, you can count on us to work for you.
Weighing before and after feeding
Weighing a baby before and after breastfeeding is done to determine the amount of milk a baby consumes during a feeding. This is done when there are concerns a baby isn't getting enough milk. If baby's isn't getting enough, a supplement can be given to ensure baby is getting enough nutrition.
Weaning from nipple shields or other interventions
Weaning a baby from a nipple shield or other nursing intervention requires the baby to learn to latch onto the natural nipple, rather than the nipple shield. This transition will require patience as a mother to pump her breastmilk to keep her supply up while doing things like ensuring skin-to-skin contact regardless of the method of feeding. A certified lactation consultant can help with the transition.
Transitioning from bottle to breast
Transitioning from bottle to breast can be challenging because baby has to learn how to latch onto the nipple, rather than the bottle. This transition will require patience as a mother to pump her breastmilk to keep her supply up while doing things like ensuring skin-to-skin contact regardless of the method of feeding. A certified lactation consultant can help with the transition.
NICU graduates are infants whose health has improved to the point that they can leave the neonatal intensive care unit. These infants carry a higher risk of long-term neurodevelopmental problems and may need to be in the care of a healthcare team dedicated to the developmental wellbeing of the child as they grow.
Breastfeeding twins can be a bit tricky in the beginning. You may need an extra set of hands to maneuver infants on and off the breast, and position them correctly.
Normal newborn behavior
It is important to understand what normal newborn behavior is so you won't worry unnecessarily and you can tell when something your baby does is not normal. Examples of normal newborn behavior include spitting up, hiccupping, sneezing, yawning, burping, gurgling, and crying.