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Outpatient Lactation Clinic - Mercy Hospital of Folsom
1600 Creekside Dr
, CA 95630
|Day of the Week||Hours|
|Mon||10:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
|Tue||10:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
|Wed||10:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
|Thu||10:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
|Fri||10:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
Open Monday through Friday by appointment only + Drop-in hours Wednesdays from 10am to 12:00pm, and by appointment only from 1-4pm
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Services We Offer
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.
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.
About Outpatient Lactation Clinic - Mercy Hospital of Folsom
Outpatient Lactation Clinic - Mercy Hospital of Folsom is a outpatient services center that offers many services, including positioning and latching issues, weighing before and after feeding, and sore nipples. Visit Outpatient Lactation Clinic - Mercy Hospital of Folsom located at 1600 Creekside Dr, Folsom, CA. This Folsom outpatient services center is one of the best in California. As part of the Dignity Health network, Outpatient Lactation Clinic - Mercy Hospital of Folsom is dedicated to delivering high quality, compassionate care and access to Folsom and nearby communities.
Conditions We Treat
Positioning and latching issues
Positioning and latching issues are common in a newborn, particularly with a first-time mother. Common reasons for these issues include poor positioning, a lack of milk, and nipples that are inverted or flat. A lactation consultation can help with positioning and latching issues.
Slow weight gain
Slow weight gain, also known as failure to thrive, is a condition that affects infants and children. Slow weight gain can be caused by a number of medical, social, and environmental factors that make it so a child does not get an adequate number of calories to ensure healthy growth.
Tongue/lip tie dysfunction
The condition of being tongue-tied or lip-tied is typically present from birth. Tongue-tied occurs when the tip of the tongue is attached to the floor with a fibrous cord. Lip-tied occurs when the labial frenulum is extremely tight, attaching the lip to the gum line.