National strategies supported by the US Surgeon General’s Call to Action, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Joint Commission are involved to facilitate breastfeeding practices in US hospitals and communities.

Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative encourages and recognizes hospitals and birthing centers with higher exclusive breastfeeding rates. Exclusive breastfeeding lowers infant mortality rates and shortens hospital stays.
Insurance companies are recognizing breastfeeding as a wellness strategy. Higher exclusive breastfeeding rates may lower hospital premiums for insurance. Insurance companies have been mandated to increase reimbursement for lactation education and support. Statewide and national initiatives are working to increase exclusive breastfeeding.
  • Lactation consultants to cover staffing needs
  • Consult with outpatients at your site
  • Home visits by referral
  • Education for healthcare professionals
  • Develop in-services for staff on breastfeeding policy
  • Provide scripts and educate nursing and medical staff
  • Phone Counseling
  • Breast Pump and Scale Rental seven days/week
  • Retail Pumps and Supplies
PHYSICIANS 

Interns pay a fee to be mentored by staff lactation consultants. After 200-300 clinical hours, an intern can generate revenue on unpaid hours, increasing department productivity.  

Why are lactation services important to healthcare providers? 
Breastfeeding saves healthcare dollars and promotes wellness in mothers and infants. Research shows mothers and babies have better outcomes with exclusive breastfeeding, infant mortality is decreased and hospital stays are shorter. Insurance companies are becoming more knowledgeable of short term and long term benefits for women and children, and laws are mandating better hospital support.  

Expand your portfolio of available services by adding home visits. Some mothers prefer not to take their baby/babies to a hospital or physician office for breastfeeding help and request home visits.

Medical Centers: Becoming a Clinical Internship Site 

Clinical Internships for future lactation consultants are a win-win for everyone!

Lactation Concierge Services partners with hospitals, medical centers, birthing centers, and physicians to provide evidence-base practice and facilitate programs to meet national recommendations and standards for breastfeeding support. 

Hospitals and Healthcare Providers

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is looking at hospital data and reporting how each state is promoting, protecting and supporting breastfeeding annually on the Breastfeeding Report Card.

Hospital routines to encourage and support the initiation and duration of exclusive breastfeeding should be based on the American Academy of Pediatrics-endorsed WHO/UNICEF “Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.”
Call Gretta at 704-578-6323 for a complementary consult to discuss becoming a hospital site for clinical internships.

Pediatricians, Obstetricians, Neonatologists, and Family Practice Physicians play a critical role as advocates of breastfeeding. 

LCS offers lactation services by a contractual agreement or referral and can customize services for lactation support based on your needs.

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