Lactation Support

Nutritional, Physical & Emotional Benefits

The nutritional, physical and emotional benefits of breastfeeding to both mom and baby are vast. Breastfeeding is proven to reduce the number of ear infections, improve immune function, and induce less gastro-intestinal discomfort (to name a few benefits). The emotional bonds and benefits cannot be understated. Moms who nurse report fewer incidences of postpartum depression, better bonding with baby, and the confidence and convenience that comes with knowing that you possess everything your baby needs to thrive.
The American Academy of Pediatrics and other well-respected health organizations all agree that breast milk is the best food for babies during the important first year of life.  However, it is very common for mothers to have many questions concerning lactation and breastfeeding, and search for answers from lactation constultants they can trust.
Lactation support for your home birth or experience at the SCV Birth Center Includes:
  • Breastfeeding assistance from certified lactation consultants immediately after birth to insure that mom and baby are off to the right start.
  • Breastfeeding consultations at each post-partum visit to be certain that you and your baby continue to nurse successfully.
  • Phone support throughout your baby's first year of life.
Mom with lactation midwife.
Baby in basket.

Additional Questions?

Your natural birth at the SCV Birth Center may also be covered by your insurance!  Still have questions?  Here you can find more information concerning:



Oh – and contact us for more questions or to come meet us!