Outpatient Breastfeeding Clinic
Monday - Friday

Whether you are a first-time mother, or have breastfed before, receiving expert support can help both you and your baby succeed in breastfeeding. Some mothers benefit from early guidance; others may get off to a great start but find that they need help later on.

Swedish Covenant Hospital now offers an outpatient breastfeeding clinic on campus in its new Mayora Rosenberg Women’s Health Center. During your clinic visit, you will see an internationally board-certified lactation consultant who is experienced in all aspects of breastfeeding assessment and support. You will also meet with our supervising nurse practitioner. At your appointment, we will weigh your baby, observe a feeding, and weigh the baby again after feeding to assess milk transfer. Appointments last from 45 to 60 minutes.

The clinic provides support to mothers and babies with many breastfeeding concerns, including:
• Concerns regarding milk supply
• Difficulty latching 
• Engorgement (swollen, tender breasts) 
• Mastitis (breast inflammation) 
• Pain during breastfeeding
• Pumping and returning to work
• Slow infant weight gain
• Tongue Tie 
• Weaning off formula supplements

Any other medical or developmental concerns about your baby will be referred back to your pediatrician.

Referrals
You may refer yourself to the clinic or be referred by your provider. We accept most forms of insurance; please check with your insurance to see if a physician or midwife referral is needed.

For more information or to make an appointment, please call 773-293-8523.
Outpatient Breastfeeding Clinic Patient Stories

"My family and I could not be more thankful for the help we received. They've helped me monitor early weight gain, learn new positions and understand the nuances of lactation. I am fully confident in my ability to breast feed and my twin girls are giant nursing champions!"

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