Mom's Place

When a baby is born, both the child and parents go through a whirlwind of new experiences and adjustments. It’s important to remember that needing extra support for breastfeeding is normal. That’s why Driscoll Children’s Hospital, Corpus Christi welcomes you to Mom’s Place—a center for new parents who need extra guidance and care for breastfeeding their baby.

Let us help you initiate and maintain a successful breastfeeding relationship with your child. We encourage and support all breastfeeding women in their efforts to provide the best nutrition to their children.

Mom’s Place Services

  • Breastfeeding help
  • International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant available as needed
  • Free, current breastfeeding literature
  • Private rooms available to pump breast milk
  • Telephone counseling on breastfeeding education

Contact Mom's Place for help with the following:

  • Establishing or 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

Breastfeeding Frequently Asked Questions

  • Breast milk reduces the risk of allergic reactions in infants
  • Studies indicate a higher IQ in breastfed babies
  • Protects mom against breast and ovarian cancers and diabetes
  • Transmits mom's immunities to the infant
  • Reduces crying and colic in infants
  • Promotes bonding and reduces cases of abuse and abandonment
  • Allows mom time to cuddle and nurture her baby
  • Mom's milk changes to meet the baby's specific needs
  • Protects the environment: no packaging, no plastics, no waste
  • Saves money
  • Makes traveling easier
  • Allows mom to spend more time with the entire family
  • Allows mom to miss fewer work or school days because baby is sick less often
  • Helps uterus return to pre-pregnancy shape and size

Driscoll Children’s Hospital is a breastmilk donation drop-off site for Mothers’ Milk Bank.

Donating your breastmilk can help save the lives of babies in need. 

To learn more about donating breast milk, visit Mothers’ Milk Bank or call (512) 494-0800.

Breastfeeding Resources

Texas Breastfeeding Hotline: (800) 514-6667
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (for all military families)
Cheryl Mills, RN, IBCLC - Visiting Nurse
(361) 961-6677
(361) 537-8719 Cell

Lactation Consultants

La Leche League:
Local: (361) 239-3323
Hotline: (877) 452-5324
To find a Lactation Consultant near you, visit:
United States Lactation Consultant AssociationInternational Lactation Consultant Association

Driscoll Children's Hospital Lactation Consultants
Laurie Beck, RN, MSN, IBCLC
Martha Carballeira, IBCLC, RLC

Call (361) 694-5338

Additional Resources

WIC Peer Counselors: (361) 694-4728 or (361) 694-4727


Mom's Place

On the 3rd Floor of Hospital Corpus Christi's Main Building, just to the right of 3rd floor lobby.
(361) 694-4234

Answering the Call

When you have questions about pediatric care, we have answers.
(361) 694-5000

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