Lactation Support at Medical City Plano
As researched by the World Health Organization and the American Academy of Pediatrics, breastfeeding has a myriad of benefits for the mother-baby dyad and this health decision is encouraged and supported by Medical City Plano.
The Outpatient Lactation Clinic at Medical City Plano(Medical Office Building I) will help you find the techniques and equipment that work best for you. Schedule an appointment (for a fee) with Lactation Consultant for support, information and guidance. To schedule an appointment, please call us at (972) 519-1450.
Unique Lactation Support Options
For many mothers breastfeeding is an important goal. After delivery, mothers often feel emotionally stressed and anxious with worry that they will not make "enough" breastmilk to feed their newborn. This stress and anxiety mothers feel can actually impede their milk production which may delay or even halt lactation. The delay in lactation or a mothers' belief she will not make "enough" milk often leads mothers to assume formula supplementation is the only alternative to feed their newborn.
As a solution to this psychological element, Medical City Plano wanted to give mothers an opportunity to focus on what they can do to help themselves. In collaboration with the Food & Nutrition Department we've a special milkshake with specific ingredients known to promote human lactation. The "Moms Smoothie" is now available on Dine On Demand system. Mothers who participate in this beverage selection report feeling less stressed and anxious about their abilities to produce enough breastmilk and state they feel more in control of their milk production because they are, in fact, doing something positive!Recipe