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Mom's Place

Let us help you initiate and maintain a successful breastfeeding relationship with your child.

Contact Mom's Place for help with the following:

  • Establishing your milk supply
  • Maintaining your milk supply
  • Nipple soreness, blisters, or cracks
  • Breast engorgement
  • Insufficient milk supply
  • Latch-on problems
  • Breast infections
  • Flat or inverted nipples
  • Special feeding needs of infants
  • Returning to work or school
  • Proper bra fitting size
  • Proper pumping and storing of milk

Mission:

Driscoll Children's Hospital encourages, promotes, and supports all breastfeeding women in their efforts to provide the best nutrition to their children.

Mom's Place:

Services Available
  • Breastfeeding assistance
  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant available as needed
  • Video Library
  • Free current breastfeeding literature
  • Private rooms available to pump breast milk
  • Telephone counseling on breastfeeding education

Advantages of Breastfeeding
  • Breast milk reduces the risk of allergic reactions in infants
  • Studies indicate a higher I.Q.
  • Breast milk protects against cancer and diabetes
  • Breast milk transmits mother's immunities to the infant
  • Breastfeeding reduces crying & colic in infants
  • Breastfeeding promotes bonding and reduces cases of abuse and abandonment
  • Breastfeeding allows mom time to cuddle and nurture her baby
  • Mother's milk changes to meet the baby's specific needs
  • Breastfeeding protects mothers against breast and ovarian cancer
  • Protects environment: no packaging, no plastics, no waste
  • Saves money
  • Makes traveling easier
  • Allows mother to spend more time with entire family
  • Allows mothers to miss fewer work or school days because baby is sick less often
  • Helps uterus return to pre-pregnancy shape and size

Community Breastfeeding Resource


Laurie Beck, RN, MSN, IBCLC
Lactation Consultant
Driscoll Children's Hospital
(361) 694-5338

DCH WIC Peer Counselors
(361) 694-4728 / (361) 694-4727

Texas Breastfeeding Hotline
1-800-514-6667

La Leche League International Hotline
1-800-525-3243
(361) 985-0705

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (for all military family)
Cheryl Mills, RN, IBCLC - Visiting Nurse
(361) 961-6677
(361) 537-8719 Cell
10133 E. Street, Bldg 1738
NAS Corpus Christi, TX 78419
www.nmcrs.org
www.uslca.org - listing of Internation Board Certified Lactation Consultants
Medela Breastfeeding - for breastfeeding supplies and pump rentals

Contact Information


Driscoll Children's Hospital
Mom's Place

3533 S. Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, Texas 78411
3rd floor - Main Building
(just to the right of 3rd floor lobby)

Phone: 361-694-4234


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(800) 735-2989