The Pediatric Center continues to offer an on-site Lactation Support Center including a private breast feeding and lactation suite. These resources are readily available to our patients and we invite you to take advantage of the service at no additional charge.
Our Director of Lactation Support, Clare Cardo McKegney, DNP, APN, CPNP, is a board certified pediatric nurse practitioner and certified breastfeeding counselor with over 18 years of advanced practice in pediatrics. Her clinical experience has spanned over a variety of sub-specialty areas. Her certification as a breastfeeding counselor allows her to see mother and baby as patients for any breastfeeding concerns. Her approach to the breastfeeding dyad therefore is comprehensive and all-inclusive and plays a significant role in the overall success of the breastfeeding experience.
Once you and your newborn infant leave the hospital, The Pediatric Center continues to support the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI). This initiative is a global program that was launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in 1991 to encourage and recognize hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for infant feeding and mother/baby bonding.
Our modern and private on-site lactation suite provides a warm and relaxed environment for the mother and infant to enjoy a positive breastfeeding experience.
Simply call our office to reserve time or inquire while you are here in our office. More details (link to: https://pedcenter.com/lactation-support/)