Staff Report

Lompoc Valley Medical Center is now offering outpatient lactation services for all breastfeeding mothers, regardless of where the baby was delivered.

Appointments may be made at Lompoc Valley Medical Center Hospital, 1515 E. Ocean Ave.

Breastfeeding mothers having trouble with newborn latching, milk supply, blocked ducts, over or under supply, pumping, bonding, nutrition, painful latch, and any other issue associated with breastfeeding can have a one-on-one consultation with a certified lactation consultant or a lactation educator for specialized support and guidance.

With a referral from a pediatrician or obstetrician primary-care physician, mothers can schedule 30- to 90-minute appointments for private consultations. Appointments may continue as necessary.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 805-737-3395.

The medical center also offers a free weekly support group for breastfeeding mothers, staffed by experienced lactation consultants. The group meets at 10 a.m. Fridays at the hospital.