Outpatient Lactation Clinic
Sometimes new moms need help and guidance as they begin breastfeeding their babies. Problems arise after breastfeeding has been established. In establishing its commitment to becoming a Baby Friendly hospital, a designation supported by the World Health organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the CVPH Medical Center Outpatient Lactation Clinic focuses on new moms who experience breastfeeding difficulties after leaving the hospital. Our Outpatient Lactation Clinic provides assistance and support for women, while helping them to reach their breastfeeding goals. The clinic empowers women with evidence based quality lactation education, improves and maintains the health status of mothers and babies through nutrition management and provides education to mothers during their breastfeeding experience.
The Clinic is staffed by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) who have advanced training in breastfeeding management. All lactation consultants are experienced in counseling, teaching and problem solving with latching or other breastfeeding issues. They provide evidence-based practice, education and support. Mothers can self refer or be referred by their OB providers or the baby’s pediatrician.
We provide support to mothers and babies who are experiencing breastfeeding difficulty such as:
•Poor weight gain
•Insufficient milk supply
•Cleft palate, Down’s Syndrome or other special needs
We Are Located
On 3 Main, in the Alice T. Miner Center for Women & Children
Our Fee Schedule
Fee per service:
•Initial Visit: $20
•Second Visit: $15
•$45 for 3 Visits
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment
Free Phone Consultation
Advanced registration at 562-2273 is required. Some insurance providers may reimburse for the cost of services so please check with yours. Financial assistance is also available. Call the Lactation Clinic at (518) 562-7142 to learn more.
Learn more about the benefits of breastfeeding your baby: The Magical Hours