Lactation & Chest/Breastfeeding Support Services

At North Country HealthCare, we strive to provide the best and most comprehensive care for babies and their families. Breastfeeding (also known as chestfeeding) is one of the most important things a parent can do to give baby the healthiest start in life. However, chest/breastfeeding can often be challenging. At North Country HealthCare, we want to offer everyone who wishes to chest/breastfeed the opportunity to receive quality care and support in order to achieve their breastfeeding goals.

We have a team of health care providers with experience providing lactation support, including an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). In-person assistance is available at our Flagstaff – 4th Street and Lake Havasu City locations. Telehealth appointments are available at all locations we serve.

Our lactation specialists can help manage a wide variety of chest/breastfeeding issues, such as low supply, pain when feeding, poor weight gain in baby, over supply, pumping, returning to work, weaning, and any other issues that parents and babies face.

How To Schedule an Appointment

Please call the North Country HealthCare location nearest you to set an appointment with a lactation specialist at your convenience. You do not need to be an established patient with a doctor at North Country HealthCare.

Payment

Lactation appointments are billed as a pediatric appointment. Coverage will depend on your insurance plan. If you are uninsured, a sliding fee scale is available.

Lactation Class for New & Expecting Parents

North Country HealthCare is now offering our Lactation Class for New & Expecting Parents! Lactation counselors will introduce you to the benefits of breastfeeding for you and your baby. The class is free, and you do not have to be a patient of North Country HealthCare to attend.

When: 2nd Thursday of every month, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Where: North Country HealthCare Community Room (OB/GYN Clinic)
2920 N 4th St, Flagstaff, AZ
Unable to make it in person? Join us on Zoom: Online Zoom Meeting (Meeting ID: 839 0114 3231)

This class will discuss valuable topics such as:

  • What to expect when feeding a newborn
  • The benefits of human milk
  • Baby’s feeding cues and how to tell your baby is getting enough milk
  • Learn about proper latch and positions for effective feeding
  • Learn where to get help and support when you need it
  • Leave feeling more confident about your feeding choice

Interact with lactation counselors and get answers to your specific questions and concerns.  We hope to see you in there!

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