If you choose to breastfeed, your ARC pediatrician, ob/gyn,
and care team can provide advice and recommendations. We also partner with The Breastfeeding Success Company (BFS)
to support you with specialized educational materials, classes, and visits with
a lactation consultant if necessary. BFS is a local group of board-certified
lactation consultants, NICU registered dietitians, and childbirth educators.
Your pediatrician or ob/gyn can refer you to the services you need.
What is a lactation consultation?
IBCLCs (International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants)
are healthcare providers trained in the clinical management of lactation. The
goal of a lactation consultation is to ensure that each baby is getting the
best nutrition possible, and to empower families and their healthcare providers
with information and tools to find success.
BFS is Central Texas’ largest lactation services, parent
education, and neonatal nutrition services provider. Currently, BFS has an
in-clinic lactation consultant at ARC Center Street. At-home and telehealth
visits are also available.
- Lactation services
- Classes/peer groups
- Breast pump & baby scale rental
- Lactation care plans
- Community resources
- Treating sore nipples
- Plugged ducts/mastitis
- Breastmilk collection and storage guidelines
- 24 hour pre- and post-feed weight checks
- Postpartum mood disorders
- Milk production
- General baby information