CCMH certified lactation specialists will assist all new moms through the initial path of breastfeeding or formula feeding. Our state of the art center offers consultations to new moms as well as expectant mothers.
You will have access to International Board Certified Lactation Consultants who can help evaluate any prenatal concerns you may have. This support includes education for moms, dads, caregivers, and family members.
Once your baby is born, we offer continued breastfeeding support for mother and baby throughout the breastfeeding experience.
Postpartum appointments are available for weight checks. These can be scheduled after discharge.
Appointments can be made as a self-referral or by physician referral, Monday – Friday. 580.250.5253
Benefits of Breastfeeding Your Baby
The Infant Feeding Resource Center strongly encourages our mothers to breastfeed. Numerous studies show important benefits for both you and your baby.
Benefits for Baby
- 50% decrease in ear infections
- 27% decrease in the onset of asthma
- 39% decrease in acquiring diabetes
- 19% decrease in childhood leukemias
- 36% decrease in sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
Benefits for Mothers
- 28% decrease in breast cancer
- 21% decrease in ovarian cancer
- 12% decrease in acquiring diabetes
Importance of bonding with your baby in the first hour
Studies show that the mother-child bond is critical for your baby’s ongoing growth and development.
We are promoting skin-to-skin in the first hours and days of your baby’s life to help the two of you get to know each other. Babies who are held skin-to-skin right after birth have more stable heart rates, temperatures and blood sugars. They breastfeed sooner, longer and more easily and even cry less.
This closeness is one of the best ways for you to learn about your baby and begin the important process of bonding and connecting with your newborn.