Lactation support: Breastfeeding during COVID-19
We are offering virtual and in-person visits 5 days a week. Please call the scheduling line at 804-828-CHOR (2467) and our coordinator will determine whether an in-person or virtual visit will work best.
As a new parent, breastfeeding can come with quite a learning curve. That’s why we’re here to help. At our dedicated breastfeeding (lactation) clinic, you’ll receive breastfeeding support and education for yourself and medical care for your infant.
We like to see new mothers within the first few days after going home, or at any point in the breastfeeding journey to provide emotional support and the tools needed to be successful in breastfeeding.
Why choose CHoR for breastfeeding support
Our lactation team was recently awarded the International Board Certified Lactation Consultants Care Awards for 2021. This global award recognizes hospitals and health agencies that hire board certified IBCLC and have dedicated lactation support programs. CHoR was recognized for its training programs and for implementing special programs like telemedicine visits during COVID-19 to ensure breastfeeding parents were able to receive lactation care.
The World Health Organization and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life. We are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. We recognize every baby and mom is different so we offer resources and reassurance for all levels of breastfeeding experience – from those who have never breastfed or are struggling to moms who might just need a refresher.
Our team includes International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants® who provide care in the newborn nursery as well as the breastfeeding clinic. Our physicians, nurse practitioners and nurses have extensive experience helping families throughout all stages of the breastfeeding process, from birth to the six-month mark and beyond.
How our lactation specialists can help
It’s not unusual for families to encounter challenging breastfeeding situations. Our team assesses these individual situations and makes personalized recommendations specific to each mother and baby.
Our lactation consultants provide assistance with:
- Breast milk supply
- Breast pumping
- Breastfeeding multiples
- Engorgement latch difficulty
- Pain with breastfeeding
- Preterm birth
- Returning to work
- Sore nipples
The clinic team also works closely with our women’s health colleagues to help moms with:
- Breastfeeding challenges following surgery
- Plugged ducts
- Yeast infections
- Other maternal risk factors
We offer lactation rooms throughout our facilities to help breastfeeding moms.
For breastfeeding support, call our CHoR Lactation clinic: 804-828-CHOR (2467)