While in the hospital, if possible, seek help from the lactation consultant on staff. Having seen a lactation consultant in the hospital will give you a head start on problems that may occur after you leave the hospital.
If once you leave the hospital and you find that you are continuing to have unresolved problems or new problems with breastfeeding arise there are options for you to get the help that you need.
- Find out if the hospital you delivered at has an outpatient breastfeeding clinic.
- Refer to the breastfeeding resource list if provided to find an outpatient clinic nearest you.
- Online options are to go to ilca.org and go to the “Find a lactation consultant” box to see where the one closest to your area.
- And if still unsuccessful- make an appointment with either your physician or your baby’s pediatrician.
Intermountain Healthcare has four sites that currently offer outpatient lactation clinics. They are:
- Logan Regional Hospital
- McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden
- Orem Community Hospital
- Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George
There are other specific business that offer lactation counseling as well. Please refer to the breastfeeding resource list below.Remember that the first 2-3 weeks can be particularly challenging for new mommies and families as they adjust to a new addition to the family. Our hope is that rather than quit breastfeeding, that you will seek help from a trained lactation consultant.
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