We are committed to supporting breastfeeding mothers. Our core team of OB nurses are all Certified Breastfeeding Counselors who are trained to help breastfeeding get off to a good start. SCRMC has an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) on staff. An IBCLC is a health care professional who specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding. Our consultant is available by phone and in person to all of our patients.
New: The Affordable Care Act will require insurance companies to provide lactation services and breastfeeding equipment at no cost sharing to those with insurance including Badgercare. Most insurances are now covering inpatient/outpatient clinic and phone lactation support.
Wondering what is included in Lactation Services: sore nipples, difficulty latching, slow infant weight gain, low milk supply, breast pain, returning to work and school are examples of our support services.
The Latch (Nursing Mothers' Group): Free group meets every Thursday of the month: 10:30 AM-Noon.
All nursing mothers and babies are invited to participate. Private lactation consultations are available by appointment. To schedule an appointment, call OB at 715-483-0576.
The lactation services provided by SCRMC are outstanding. The help I received during those first few weeks after both of my children were born were critical to my success as a breastfeeding mom. The availability of the group on an ongoing basis added to that success. Having other mothers to share with and learn from is a huge benefit. I will always be very grateful for all the wonderful staff in the OB Department. Laura. O