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Breastfeeding Support

If you are a new mother who has decided to breastfeed, you are making a healthy choice for your baby. But it’s important for you to know that the process of breastfeeding doesn't always come naturally. Very often, mothers need to learn the basics of breastfeeding before they can start feeding their babies successfully. Yuma Regional Medical Center offers several levels of support to help new mothers get their babies off to a healthy start. This support is offered by our Lactation Consultants who are registered nurses dedicated to making breastfeeding a positive and rewarding experience for mothers and their babies.

We offer the following support options for breastfeeding mothers:

  • Breastfeeding Class - This two-hour class, designed to be taken before the baby is born, covers the techniques of successful breastfeeding. The course is taught by a professional Lactation Consultant who can address any questions or concerns that women may have. For more information or to register, call 928-336-7058.
  • Inpatient Support - Once the baby is born, a Lactation Consultant will be available seven days a week to assist new mothers and their babies with the breastfeeding process during their hospital stay.
  • Outpatient Support - New mothers who are experiencing problems with breastfeeding after they bring their baby home can call 928-336-1228 to make an appointment to meet with a Lactation Consultant at Yuma Regional Medical Center.
  • Breastfeeding Warm Line - It's natural for mothers who have just begun breastfeeding to have questions along the way. To speak to a Lactation Consultant, call 928-336-1228 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or leave a message after hours.
  • Breast Milk Donor Program - To help babies in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) grow and thrive, critically ill and premature babies who weigh less than three pounds are sometimes given crucial nourishment from our donor milk program. 

If you have any questions about the breastfeeding support services we offer, please call 928-336-1228.

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