Lactation Care Center RGV

Lactation Care Center RGV The Lactation Care Center RGV is funded by WIC in partnership with DSHS providing free assistance to any mother who resides in the State of Texas that is experiencing breastfeeding challenges.
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Our mission is to help our mothers and their infants in overcoming their barriers and achieving their breastfeeding goals, thus increasing breastfeeding rates and duration in the RGV. FREE SERVICES PROVIDED:

1. Breastfeeding education
2. Breastfeeding assistance and support
3. Consultation with lactation consultant
4. Prenatal classes on breastfeeding, safety, baby behavior &
pumping
5. Help with breast pumps and lactation devices, as needed

WE HELP WITH:

1. Sore, flat or inverted ni***es
2. Engorgement, plugged ducts
3. Milk supply issues: low or over supply
4. Re-lactation
5. Baby issues: difficult latch, fussy, sleepy baby, poor-weight gain, jaundice, cleft-lip and cleft-palate and any other issues

OUR CONSULTS INCLUDE:

1. Evaluation of maternal breasts
2. Assistance with latch and positioning
3. Infant oral evaluation
4. Test weights (weight before & after feeding)
5. Feeding plan
6. Nutritional composition of your breast-milk, if indicated

Operating as usual

05/09/2021

Les desamos muchas bendiciones en este día. #HidalgoCounty

Wishing you many blessings on your special day! #HidalgoCounty
05/09/2021

Wishing you many blessings on your special day! #HidalgoCounty

Wishing you many blessings on your special day! #HidalgoCounty

Happy Nurse's Week to all the nurses in WIC and the local doctors office/hospitals. Thank you for all your referrals! an...
05/06/2021

Happy Nurse's Week to all the nurses in WIC and the local doctors office/hospitals. Thank you for all your referrals! and, yes, I do believe that the lantern behind me is the one that Florence and I used to do rounds:)
#HidalgoCounty #NursesRock #NursesWeek2021 #FlorenceNightingale

Happy Nurse's Week to all the nurses in WIC and the local doctors office/hospitals. Thank you for all your referrals! and, yes, I do believe that the lantern behind me is the one that Florence and I used to do rounds:)
#HidalgoCounty #NursesRock #NursesWeek2021 #FlorenceNightingale

Baby massage....a nice way to promote connection, relaxation and sleep plus decrease gas issues!    #HidalgoCounty #Lact...
05/06/2021
Baby Massage: A Practical Approach

Baby massage....a nice way to promote connection, relaxation and sleep plus decrease gas issues! #HidalgoCounty #LactationCareCenterRGV #BabyMassage #newborn

Follow Along with RMT Sheila Hobbs with a Focus on Healthy TouchThis 14 minute instructional video is all about baby massage. It has gorgeous images of paren...

Texas WIC aumentará temporalmente el crédito disponible para la compra de frutas y verduras a $35 por participante de ju...
04/15/2021

Texas WIC aumentará temporalmente el crédito disponible para la compra de frutas y verduras a $35 por participante de junio a septiembre.

Si usted es cliente de WIC, por favor, mantenga su próxima cita para recibir este beneficio.

Si usted ya ha recibido sus beneficios para junio y/o julio, su clínica de WIC le contactará para una cita y actualizar sus beneficios.

Para más información, visite:
https://texaswic.org/es/quienes-somos/actualizacion-especial-sobre-alimentos-wic

Para información sobre aplicar para los servicios de WIC, favor de visitar:

https://texaswic.org/es

#HidalgoCounty #HidalgoCountyWIC #LactationCareCetnerRGV #reciennacido #comersano

Texas WIC aumentará temporalmente el crédito disponible para la compra de frutas y verduras a $35 por participante de junio a septiembre.

Si usted es cliente de WIC, por favor, mantenga su próxima cita para recibir este beneficio.

Si usted ya ha recibido sus beneficios para junio y/o julio, su clínica de WIC le contactará para una cita y actualizar sus beneficios.

Para más información, visite:
https://texaswic.org/es/quienes-somos/actualizacion-especial-sobre-alimentos-wic

Para información sobre aplicar para los servicios de WIC, favor de visitar:

https://texaswic.org/es

#HidalgoCounty #HidalgoCountyWIC #LactationCareCetnerRGV #reciennacido #comersano

Texas WIC will temporarily increase the fruit and vegetable dollar amount to $35 per participant from June to September....
04/15/2021

Texas WIC will temporarily increase the fruit and vegetable dollar amount to $35 per participant from June to September.

If you are a WIC client, please keep your next appointment to receive this benefit.

If you already have benefits for June and/or July, your WIC office will contact you for an appointment to update your benefits.

For more information, visit:
https://texaswic.org/about-wic/special-wic-food-updates

For information about applying for WIC services, please visit:
https://texaswic.org

#texaswic #hidalgocounty #hidalgocountywic #lactationcarecenterrgv #healthyeating #newborn

Texas WIC will temporarily increase the fruit and vegetable dollar amount to $35 per participant from June to September.

If you are a WIC client, please keep your next appointment to receive this benefit.

If you already have benefits for June and/or July, your WIC office will contact you for an appointment to update your benefits.

For more information, visit:
https://texaswic.org/about-wic/special-wic-food-updates

For information about applying for WIC services, please visit:
https://texaswic.org

#texaswic #hidalgocounty #hidalgocountywic #lactationcarecenterrgv #healthyeating #newborn

04/14/2021

I'm doing the happy dance right now:) Got this message today....one more mother of the RGV made it to the year breastfeeding her baby. Can we get a round of applause? Hip Hip Hooray!!!

#LactationCareCenterRGV #HidalgoCounty

So true!!! #HidalgoCounty #Newborn #BreastfeedingMama
03/21/2021

So true!!! #HidalgoCounty #Newborn #BreastfeedingMama

Update:  research just released 03/16/2021.  Keeping you informed with current recommendations.    #HidalgoCounty #COVID...
03/19/2021
New research highlights risks of separating newborns from mothers during COVID-19 pandemic

Update: research just released 03/16/2021. Keeping you informed with current recommendations. #HidalgoCounty #COVID19Pandemic #MaternityCarePracticesDuringPandemic

New research from WHO and partners shows that the COVID-19 pandemic is severely affecting the quality of care given to small and sick newborns, resulting in unnecessary suffering and deaths.

03/03/2021

Happy IBCLC Day to all our lactation consultant friends in the hospital setting, WIC clinics, La Leche League and to our sister lactation support centers across Texas! We hope that your day is filled to the brim with blessings! #HidalgoCounty #happyIBCLCday2021

…the reason that we come to work each day....making a difference among the breastfeeding mothers in the RGV!    #Hidalgo...
02/24/2021

…the reason that we come to work each day....making a difference among the breastfeeding mothers in the RGV! #HidalgoCounty

…the reason that we come to work each day....making a difference among the breastfeeding mothers in the RGV! #HidalgoCounty

If you are experiencing a power outage, here are some tips.   Please share.  #HidalgoCounty
02/18/2021

If you are experiencing a power outage, here are some tips. Please share.
#HidalgoCounty

If you are experiencing a power outage, here are some tips. Please share.
#HidalgoCounty

Ready to work!!! #HidalgoCounty
02/18/2021

Ready to work!!! #HidalgoCounty

Ready to work!!! #HidalgoCounty

02/17/2021

#HidalgoCounty

Stay warm everyone! #WIC #hidalgocounty #winterstorm
02/16/2021

Stay warm everyone!

#WIC #hidalgocounty #winterstorm

Stay warm everyone!

#WIC #hidalgocounty #winterstorm

Wow! Amazing!
02/15/2021
Woman donates 62 gallons of breast milk to moms struggling with lactation

Wow! Amazing!

When Katy Bannerman pulled open her deep freezer it was overflowing with packets of breast milk, 8,000 ounces to be exact. Over the course of the coronavirus pandemic, the North Carolina mother of two began donating her extra supply of breast milk to mothers struggling with breastfeeding issues.

Friendly reminder that our Clinic will be closed on Monday!! Stay warm, be safe and we will see you on Tuesday!! 🥶
02/12/2021

Friendly reminder that our Clinic will be closed on Monday!! Stay warm, be safe and we will see you on Tuesday!! 🥶

Friendly reminder that our Clinic will be closed on Monday!! Stay warm, be safe and we will see you on Tuesday!! 🥶

Learn how to read your baby’s hunger cues! Are you concerned how your baby will be able to TELL you when he’s had enough...
02/08/2021
How To Tell When Baby Is Hungry (2:29s/English)

Learn how to read your baby’s hunger cues!

Are you concerned how your baby will be able to TELL you when he’s had enough or wants more? He can’t talk so how will he let you know?

Often times we get asked:
How do I know if my baby is hungry??
How do I know if my baby is full??

Watch the video below and feel free to browse around on this website, its a great resource for breastfeeding moms 🤱🏻

www.breastmilkcounts.com

https://youtu.be/GHdp2kS_8LE

Learn the signs that tell you when your baby is hungry and when he is full.

02/02/2021

Don't miss our exciting class "Breastfeeding: Getting Started Right" for the month of February! Learn the importance of initiating breastfeeding within the first hour of delivery and its impact on your milk production.
Available also in Spanish.

#HidalgoCounty #VirtualPrenatalClass

“The Sacred Hour”  what is it? And why is it so important for mom and baby? 🤱🏻https://www.breastmilkcounts.com has some ...
01/28/2021
Baby’s First Hour After Birth (3:11s/English)

“The Sacred Hour” what is it? And why is it so important for mom and baby? 🤱🏻

https://www.breastmilkcounts.com has some great video Blogs, follow the links and learn more!

https://youtu.be/5_TUGTLgUzQ

“Skin to skin is really important... studies have shown that it has lasting health benefits for all babies and moms.”

👶🏻 It helps baby’s:
⭐️Temperature
⭐️Heart Rate
⭐️Breathing
⭐️Blood Pressure

Learn about the benefits of skin-to-skin in the first hour after baby’s birth, and what to do if it is not possible right away.

01/20/2021
Newborn feeding patterns may feel like infant is feeding around the clock 24/7!  It may feel like you are feeding non-st...
01/12/2021

Newborn feeding patterns may feel like infant is feeding around the clock 24/7! It may feel like you are feeding non-stop and your days turn into nights and your nights turn into days.. But Why??

Often times we hear...”Am I not producing enough?? Is my milk just not good enough to satisfy my baby??”

Well here’s why:

“Your baby will want to eat very often, maybe once every hour, and he should because this is what builds your milk supply.”

“When your baby is 2 to 5 days old, your milk will become thinner and bluish-white in color, like skim milk.... Congratulations, your milk has come in!”

Read on at www.breastmilkcounts.com

Lactation Care Center RGV's cover photo
01/07/2021

Lactation Care Center RGV's cover photo

01/07/2021

HAPPENING TODAY! Not too late to register. Call us at 292-7711. Hope to see you there (virtually:)

#HidalgoCounty #PrenatalBreastfeedingClass

Lactation Care Center RGV is proud to announce our Prenatal Breastfeeding Series.  Please call 956-292-7711 to sign upLa...
01/06/2021

Lactation Care Center RGV is proud to announce our Prenatal Breastfeeding Series. Please call 956-292-7711 to sign up

Lactation Care Center RGV, les presenta su nueva serie de clases prenatales de lactancia. Llamenos hoy al 956-292-7711 para registrarse.

01/04/2021
12/29/2020
Often times dads ask how THEY can help mom since mom is the one who breastfeeds their baby. Here’s the thing..Breastfeed...
12/28/2020

Often times dads ask how THEY can help mom since mom is the one who breastfeeds their baby.

Here’s the thing..Breastfeeding is a team effort!! Women who have supportive partners through their breastfeeding journeys end up breastfeeding longer.

Listen up dads!! This one is for YOU!!

🤱🏻👨🏻‍💼

www.breastmilkcounts.com.

#WIC #hidalgocounty #breastfeedingsupport

RGV DADS

Best wishes for a Merry & Bright Christmas! Stay Safe!Don’t forget that the Texas Lactation Support Hotline is available...
12/23/2020

Best wishes for a Merry & Bright Christmas! Stay Safe!

Don’t forget that the Texas Lactation Support Hotline is available 24/7 for any breastfeeding concerns at 1-855-550-6667.

#hidalgocounty #WIC

With the recent release and distribution of the COVID 19 Vaccine we thought it was important to share some knowledge abo...
12/22/2020

With the recent release and distribution of the COVID 19 Vaccine we thought it was important to share some knowledge about the Vaccine and Breastfeeding.

“As for breastfeeding, little or none of these vaccine components would ever reach the milk compartment, or even be transferred into human milk. Even if they were, they would simply be digested like any other protein by the infant. It is our opinion, that the present group of vaccines are probably going to be quite safe for breastfeeding mothers. The infant may even gain a small amount of maternal IgG in the breastmilk, which may even be beneficial.”

https://www.infantrisk.com/covid-19-vaccine-pregnancy-and-breastfeeding?fbclid=IwAR0ur1LLJ7_bhhkdxdLjeEBA1AaSZLiCNPZ5krSRWlatcou6CUR4I5hX_ls

It is imperative to mention that The Infant Risk Center helps moms, lactation consultants, and physicians to assess the risk to infants from exposure to multiple drugs and still keep the mother breastfeeding.

#hidalgocounty #wic #breastfeeding

Are you having difficulties with latch?? We can help!!Here is a brief visual on how to achieve a deep latch. Breastfeedi...
12/14/2020

Are you having difficulties with latch?? We can help!!

Here is a brief visual on how to achieve a deep latch. Breastfeeding should NOT hurt. If you are experiencing any kind of pain, unlatch and try again.

www.breastmilkcounts.com

#hidalgocounty #breastmilkcounts #wic

“How can I increase my milk supply?” This is one of the most common questions/concerns that we have here at the center.T...
12/08/2020

“How can I increase my milk supply?”

This is one of the most common questions/concerns that we have here at the center.

The answer is simple!! “The more you breastfeed, the more milk you will make!” It is a supply and demand cycle.

Here are some basic guidelines you can follow to help your body make enough milk for your baby 👶🏻

www.breastmilkcounts.com is a great breastfeeding resource. It is a Texas Health and Human Services Commission, WIC Program site.

Go on, take a look! You will be AMAZED at the great information you will find!

#wicprogram #hidalgocounty #breastfeeding

Address

3001 N 23rd St, Ste 2
McAllen, TX
78501

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 20:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(956) 292-7711

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Happy Friday!! 🤱#breastmilkdoesthebodygood
World Breastfeeding Week Celebration Day #6 "Sustaining breastfeeding together" is the theme. Breastfeeding is one thing that has been sustained by women worldwide. Although at one point in the 70s the breastfeeding initiation rates dropped to a record low. Through education and awareness we are increasing the rates, the national rate being slightly over 81% I saw the historical pictures; I have to say, I wonder which breastfeeding pictures from today will go down in history.... Women hiding in the bathroom to breastfeed??? The public frowning as they walk by a breastfeeding mother on the park bench??? #timeforachange #supportbreastfeedinginpublic