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 nipples 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

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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

This is such a neat Idea! 💡 everything you need in this breastfeeding station that ROLLS!! 😍 All the essentials in one p...
11/30/2020

This is such a neat Idea! 💡 everything you need in this breastfeeding station that ROLLS!! 😍 All the essentials in one place!

Did any of you have a setup similar to this?? Let’s see it! 📸

How did you make your feeding/pumping sessions easier??

#hidalgocounty #wic

Hoping that you enjoy the time with your family!  Take time to be grateful.   Happy Thanksgiving@hidalgocountytx @lactat...
11/27/2020

Hoping that you enjoy the time with your family! Take time to be grateful. Happy Thanksgiving

@hidalgocountytx @lactationcarecenterrgv

Regístrate!!!
11/25/2020

Regístrate!!!

In light of 🍴 Thanksgiving 🦃 coming up this weekLet’s hear it... 📣 🤱🏻Breastfeeding: I Am Thankful Because…https://lllusa...
11/23/2020
Breastfeeding: I Am Thankful Because… - La Leche League USA

In light of 🍴 Thanksgiving 🦃 coming up this week

Let’s hear it... 📣

🤱🏻Breastfeeding: I Am Thankful Because…

https://lllusa.org/breastfeeding-i-am-thankful-because/

Feeling thankful for breastfeeding, parents shared their gratitude for the role that breastfeeding has played in their parenting journeys. Our journey was rough, from NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) admission at eight days old to my milk supply... Read More

Thankful for Electric breastpumps!! 😬Can you Imagine what it must have been like to use one of these? 😮🤱🏻 #WIC #hidalgoc...
11/16/2020

Thankful for Electric breastpumps!! 😬

Can you Imagine what it must have been like to use one of these? 😮

🤱🏻

#WIC #hidalgocounty #breastpump

Lactation Care Center RGV is closed in observation of Veteran's Day. Forever grateful for our veterans. LCC is here to p...
11/11/2020

Lactation Care Center RGV is closed in observation of Veteran's Day. Forever grateful for our veterans. LCC is here to provide lactation support for our breastfeeding veterans. #breastfeedingincombatboots #HidalgoCounty

Did you Know November is also National Prematurity Awareness Month? 💜 We at the Lactation Care Center are here to suppor...
11/09/2020

Did you Know November is also National Prematurity Awareness Month? 💜

We at the Lactation Care Center are here to support you every step of the way beginning with our Breast Pump Loaner Program so that you can provide your baby with your liquid GOLD while they are in the NICU. Our consultants are always a phone call away for any breastmilk supply concerns.

Once baby is discharged from the hospital we are available for consultations to continue supporting you with latching, ensuring that baby is transferring breastmilk and is gaining weight appropriately.

Allow us to assist you in helping your baby thrive 🤱🏻

#hidalgocounty #WIC #breastmilkcounts #marchofdimes

11/06/2020

Great news for traveling mothers!

Please share with your friends. Breastfeeding or breast milk feeding is important and almost always the superior method ...
11/05/2020

Please share with your friends. Breastfeeding or breast milk feeding is important and almost always the superior method of infant feeding, but in the midst of a pandemic even more so! Help us get the word out about our breastfeeding class.

#HidalgoCounty

🍁 November is Diabetes Awareness Month 🍂 Know about the Benefits of breastfeeding 🤱🏻 For you (as a diabetic mother):Brea...
11/02/2020

🍁 November is Diabetes Awareness Month 🍂

Know about the Benefits of breastfeeding 🤱🏻
For you (as a diabetic mother):

Breastfeeding increases your insulin sensitivity and has long term positive effects on your glucose metabolism.

• For Type-1 diabetes, breastfeeding will reduce the amount of insulin you need.

• For Type-2 diabetes, breastfeeding will reduce the severity of your diabetes.

https://www.ontrackdiabetes.com/amp/12407

#hidalgocounty #wic #diabetesawarenessmonth #breastfeeding

10/30/2020
MetDaan Tips

Great video on cup feeding a baby.

#CupFeedingaBaby #hidalgocounty

Newborn baby drinks milk from a cup all by himself!

Comments from a dad..... @SupportiveDadsRock  @rgvdads @hidalgocountytx
10/17/2020

Comments from a dad..... @SupportiveDadsRock @rgvdads @hidalgocountytx

10/17/2020
10/10/2020
Método Canguro

How beautiful! ¡Qué hermoso parto! #FamilyCenteredCesarean #JentleChildbirthCesarean

El como una madre vivencie su parto, puede significar que lo recuerde como uno de los momentos más maravillosos de su vida. Este equipo de obstetricia, les ha hecho a esta familia un regalo precioso convirtiendo una intervención de cirugía mayor, en un proceso de parto cargado de amor. Una bienvenida sensible, respetuosa y digna. Lo que todo recién nacido y madres merecen. #echodemenoselpielconpiel #masginecologosasi #elpartoesnuestro #cesarearespetada @nachoptomasone

10/06/2020

Did you know....?
#HidalgoCounty #OctoberBreastCancerAwarenessMonth

09/04/2020
09/04/2020
09/01/2020

Yipeee!!! Thank you, RGV, for every single like! ALL 7,000!!! Let's go for 8!

Wow!! Almost 7,000 likes!Keep sharing our page with friends and family members!  We are here to help you with all your b...
08/28/2020

Wow!! Almost 7,000 likes!

Keep sharing our page with friends and family members! We are here to help you with all your breastfeeding 🤱🏻 needs!

4 LCs and 2 wonderful breastfeeding peer counselors to assist you!

Our hours are M-F 8-5pm

Call us! 956-292-7711

And check out our website:

www.hidalgocounty.us/lcc

08/27/2020

What to know before delivery.....great info from Dr. Jane Morton!

#Repost @firstdroplets
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Learning your ABC before D (delivery) ✨

BREASTMILK: The signal to your breasts to make milk depends on the early, frequent and effective removal of early milk. The signal is strongest in the first hour. This is the time to “phone in your order” for your future milk supply. Don’t worry if, for any reason, your baby does not “ace” attachment right away. Early milk can be expressed by hand. Have your partner help you. Work together at every opportunity. In the first day or two, thick, creamy early milk is more effectively and comfortably removed by hand rather than with a pump. Hand express while you’re breastfeeding, talking on the phone, or taking a shower, the more the better. Collect when it’s easy, but you’re never wasting drops. Heat, massage and close contact with your baby all help start moving the droplets.

For more videos, visit www.firstdroplets.com

08/12/2020

Our phone lines and internet are down!

Please bear with us as the issue is resolved.

You can message us here on FB!!

Thank you 😊

💥This pandemic has made us all make changes to our lives. We adjust as we go, because this pandemic 🦠 is new to everyone...
08/12/2020

💥This pandemic has made us all make changes to our lives. We adjust as we go, because this pandemic 🦠 is new to everyone...how have you adjusted❓❓

✨Now add to the mix all the duties that come with being a mom🥴and then on top of that being a breastfeeding mom??? 🤱🏻

Work from home 🏡,distance learning 👩🏻‍🏫 homeschooling 👩‍👧👩‍👧‍👦👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 (1,2,3-5kids at once), cooking 🥘,cleaning 🧹🧽, working out 🏋🏽‍♀️ and trying to get some “me” time 💆🏻‍♀️

Share with us in the comments how you are handling life right now. Share pics 📸 advice for other mommas or simply some words of encouragement 🧘🏽

Holding your baby nurtures them, helping them to develop socially & emotionally. Enjoy it...they grow so fast! #HoldYour...
08/06/2020

Holding your baby nurtures them, helping them to develop socially & emotionally. Enjoy it...they grow so fast! #HoldYourBaby

"New mothers are often told that once they've fed, burped, and changed their baby they should leave them alone to self-soothe if they cry because all of their needs have been met. One day I hope all new mothers will be able to smile confidently and say, 'I gave birth to a baby, not just a digestive system. My baby has a brain that needs to learn trust and a heart that needs love. I'll meet all of my baby's needs -- mental, emotional, and physical -- and I'll respond to every cry because crying is communication, not manipulation.'"💞 L.R.Knost
#raisingtinyhumans

'The Gentle Parent' http://t.co/T8goym3P6Z

📷 @myepiphany 💞
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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