Lactation Services

For one-on-one help with International Board Certified Lactation Consultants please call 559- 624-6012

Located at 400 W. Mineral King, Visalia, CA -- Mother Baby Unit, 3rd floor of the Acequia Wing

Assistance with:

  • Latch difficulties
  • Slow weight gain
  • Baby not regained birth weight at 2 weeks
  • Sore nipples
  • Decrease in milk supply
  • Severe engorement
  • Free Weight checks
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommend exclusive breastfeeding for at least the first 6 months from birth and beyond for as long as mutually desired by mother and child. But your baby benefits from any amount of breast-feeding you can do.

Benefits of Breastfeeding

For Baby
  • Breast milk is the most complete form of nutrition for infants. A mother's milk has just the right amount of fat, sugar, water, and protein that is needed for a baby's growth and development.
  • As a result, breastfed infants grow exactly the way they should. This may result in being less overweight later in life.
  • Premature babies do better when breastfed compared to premature babies who are fed formula.
  • Breastfed babies score slightly higher on IQ tests, especially babies who were born prematurely.
For Mom
  • Nursing uses up extra calories, making it easier to lose the pounds of pregnancy. It also helps the uterus to get back to its original size and lessens any bleeding a woman may have after giving birth.
  • Breastfeeding lowers the risk of breast and ovarian cancers, and possibly the risk of hip fractures and osteoporosis after menopause.
  • Breastfeeding makes your life easier. It saves time and money. You do not have to purchase, measure, and mix formula. There are no bottles to warm in the middle of the night!
  • Breastfeeding can help a mother to bond with her baby. Physical contact is important to newborns and can help them feel more secure. 
Find more at www.womenshealth.gov.