Lactation Consultant

LCHD has a lactation consultant on staff, Megan Curry RN.  New moms or moms-to-be may make appointments for these services by calling 660-259-4371 x229.

Lactation consultants are professional breastfeeding specialists trained to teach mothers how to feed their baby. They help women experiencing breastfeeding problems, such as latching difficulties, painful nursing, and low milk production. A lactation consultant also helps babies who aren't gaining enough weight. Lactation consultants help women who want to return to work or school meet their breastfeeding goals. They are familiar with breastfeeding equipment, such as breast pumps, and give breastfeeding moms tips on how to safely store expressed breast milk.