Nutrition Services Lactation
Nutrition Services Lactation

Children's Mercy Lactation Team

Mothers produce the perfect food for their babies. Breast milk provides balanced nutrition for the growing infant, protects against infection and prevents allergy.

Many mothers and babies have a successful lactation experience. However, at Children's Mercy Hospital, we realize that some mothers and babies need special clinical assistance and education to achieve this same goal.

The Children's Mercy Lactation Team offers a number of services to assist these special families, including:

  • Mother/baby separation
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysfunctional suck
  • Neurological impairment
  • Twins/Triplets
  • Cleft lip/palate
  • Cardiac defect
  • Prematurity

Evaluation and treatment of frequent breast feeding problems:

  • Low milk supply
  • Feeding difficulties
  • Slow weight gain
  • Engorgement
PowerPoint Presentations from the 2012 Lactation Conference

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