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Lactation

At Palmetto Health, we're here to make breastfeeding a positive experience for our new moms. Our skilled Lactation Services team offers support and guidance for new mothers in deciding if breastfeeding is best for you and your new baby. 

Lactation consultants and educators are highly qualified and committed to helping you throughout your entire experience. A knowledgeable, considerate lactation specialist will be available to help you in the privacy of your room during your stay. After leaving the hospital, we offer a 24-hour help-line to guide you through any challenges and, if necessary, our lactation specialists will schedule follow-up visits for additional assistance. 

Call our 24 Hour Breastfeeding Helpline
Our lactation specialists are available anytime, even during those 3 a.m. feedings. They will gladly coach you through any breastfeeding troubles or concerns.

  • Palmetto Health Richland Helpline: 803-434-6541
  • Palmetto Health Baptist Helpline: 803-296-8426.

Palmetto Health Lactation Boutiques

For your convenience, our lactation boutiques offer:

  • Medela breast pump rentals
  • Ameda and Medela breast pump sales
  • Ameda and Medela breast-feeding equipment and supplies
  • Nursing bras
  • Nursing bra fittings

Lactation Boutique at Palmetto Health Baptist
Location: 4th floor, in front of elevator A
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: 803-296-2372

Lactation Boutique at Palmetto Health Parkridge
Opening Spring 2015

Lactation Boutique at Palmetto Health Richland
Location: 4th floor lobby
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Phone: 803-434-3577

Maternitea Breastfeeding Support Group 
New moms who need a little support from other mothers during their breastfeeding journey are invited to attend one of three free support group meetings. An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) will be on hand to talk to the group. We also offer free weight checks of your baby. 

Free Breastfeeding Support Groups Meet at:
Rainey Classroom located at 7 Medical Park in Palmetto Health Children's Hospital
1st and 3rd Monday of each month (excluding holidays)
10-11:00 a.m.

Please register in advance by calling 803-296-CARE (2273)