A word from our midwives:
Most women today are wanting to give their child a wonderful boost to their health and immune system by breastfeeding. In addition, they want to have this lovely bonding and comfort experience with their baby. The experience is smooth and easy for most women – a little soreness as their body is adapting to this new role but it is quickly over. However, it is not always smooth or easy. This is why we, at The Birth Center, have several helps for women to smoothly transition into breastfeeding. Becky and Eve
- All the staff at The Birth Center are knowledgeable and trained to assist a new mother in breastfeeding her infant.
- We offer classes for the mother before she has given birth so she can have knowledge about beginning breastfeeding.
- The time after birth is dedicated to the recovering mother and her infant – the staff will be working with the new mother closely to establish breastfeeding.
- We can assist women that are having difficulties breastfeeding and utilize support equipment if needed.
- We offer a coupon toward $50 off a breastfeeding specialist home visit ($75-100). This will give the mother assistance in her home by a specialist.
- We will also follow up with mothers and their infants to be sure that the breastfeeding relationship is working well.
At The Birth Center we realize that this relationship can be very important to mothers and families so we are dedicated to making it work for them.
Local Provider Highlight:
Meghan Reed, MS, RD, CD, IBCLC
This August 5th Megan will kick off our free seminar series for 2017 with a 2-part presentation on Tandem Feeding & Child-led Weaning in honor of World Breastfeeding Week. She also offers a breastfeeding basics course for new & expectant parents at TBC and we are thrilled to have such a valuable resource in our community available to answer any of your questions.
Meghan is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and a Registered Dietitian (RD). She received her master's degree in dietetics at the University of Utah. She has previously worked at Primary Children's Medical Center, Intermountain Medical Center, as well as the Sandy Public Health Center. She now runs her own private practice in lactation consulting in Salt Lake City and Park City. Meghan lives in Park City, Utah with her husband, son, daughter, dog, and 2 cats. She spends her free time volunteering with the Utah Breastfeeding Coalition and exploring hiking trails with her kids!
Call 801.288.2229 to register for seminar and/or classes.
To visit Meghan's website, click here.
Links, apps & types of breastfeeding professionals to help you navigate:
- Evidence based & fun information for breastfeeding families:
- For virtual breastfeeding help with an IBCLC
- Types of breastfeeding professionals:
- International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) - can help women navigate problems faced while breastfeeding.
- International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA)
- Find an IBCLC
- United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA)
- Find an IBCLC
- Certified Lactation Counselors (CLC) - can help women get started with breastfeeding.
- The Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice (TALPP)
- Find a CLC
- Peer counselors - are women who have experienced breastfeeding and can help with non-medical breastfeeding questions and support.
- La Leche League International – find mother-to-mother support in your area
- Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
- Am I eligible for WIC?
- Contact WIC (directory by state)
- Breastfeeding resources for patients and their families
- Pediatric care providers - can help answer questions about infant nutrition and infant weight gain.
- American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
- Find a pediatrician
- Breastfeeding resources for patients