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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


For TTY Deaf Messaging Connect to TTY Interpretation by dialing
(800) 735-2989

Patients & Families

News

Once-fragile preemies and their families reconnect with Driscoll staff at NICU Reunion

October 13, 2014
DSC_0448 Infants in Driscoll Children's Hospital's...
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Hospital's patients to have signing for Christmas book they created

October 13, 2014
Allison Shaffer is a burgeoning young writer, but she already knows the key to being a great author - create stories that come from personal experience. That's what the 17-year-old former Driscoll Children's Hospital patient did when she wrote "Tiny, The Small Christmas Tree," a Christmas book written by Shaffer and illustrated by...
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May is National Trauma Awareness Month

May 05, 2014
Remember to always wear your helmet!
CORPUS CHRISTI - According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration more children ages 5 -14 go to emergency rooms for bicycle related injuries than with any other sport, many are head injuries. It is important to keep your head safe and always wear a helmet when participating in a wheeled sport. Here are some tips from...
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Driscoll's kidney transplant recipients come from all over South Texas for annual Reunion

April 28, 2014
CORPUS CHRISTI - On Saturday, Driscoll Children's Hospital will celebrate seven years of renal transplants with patients and their families at the annual Transplant Reunion. For nearly 10 years, Driscoll's Kidney Center has offered comprehensive kidney care to the children of South Texas, including transplantation, general nephrology...
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Driscoll's Teddy Bear Hospital is a chance for patients to be the doctors

April 08, 2014
WHAT: Patients will be the doctors tomorrow during a Teddy Bear Hospital organized by the Stripes Child Life Program at Driscoll Children's Hospital. The event allows children to become more familiar with the medical equipment and procedures involved in their treatment. They'll choose their teddy bear, give it a...
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