Our international board-certified lactation consultants are on hand to help new moms of all babies – normal newborns and those who are in the NICU. The benefits of breastfeeding are well proven, but even more so for premature or critically ill infants.
Breastfeeding can seem difficult for a new mom, but even more so if baby is not strong enough to try to breastfeed. Our team of experienced lactation consultants is here to help with guidance, reliable information, and support. Most of all, this team is specially trained in the unique needs of fragile infants and their mothers.
The Hospital has received the Care Award from the International Board of lactation Consultant Examiners. This award recognizes accomplishments as a facility that hires international board-certified lactation consultants with a dedicated lactation program, an initiative that protects, promotes and supports breastfeeding. Children’s Hospital of San Antonio provides breastfeeding training for staff.