More expectant mothers are breastfeeding their babies. Our goal is to make breastfeeding a positive experience. Lactation Services at Palmetto Health hospitals offers support and guidance for new mothers as they decide what is best for them and their baby.
Our Lactation Consultants and Educators are highly qualified and committed to supporting you throughout your entire experience. A team member will be available for one-on-one assistance during your stay. After discharge, we offer a 24 hour help-line for telephone consults and, if necessary, our consultants will schedule follow up visits for additional assistance. To reach our helpline, please call Palmetto Health Richland, 803-434-6541 or Palmetto Health Baptist, 803-296-8426.
For your convenience, our Lactation Boutiques offer:
- Medela Breast Pump Rentals
- Ameda and Medela Breast Pump Sales
- Ameda and Medela Breastfeeding Equipment and Supplies
- Nursing Bras
- Nursing Bra Fittings
The Lactation Boutique at Palmetto Health Richland, located in the fourth floor lobby of the hospital, is open Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please call 803-434-3577 for additional information. The Lactation Boutique at Palmetto Health Baptist, located in front of elevator A on the 4th floor of Baptist is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please call 803-296-2372 for additional information.
Maternitea Breastfeeding Support Group
Our breastfeeding support group is for breastfeeding mothers who need a little support from other mothers during their breastfeeding journey. An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) will be on hand to lead discussions along with the opportunity for free wight checks of your baby. We meet the first and third Monday of each month (excluding holidays) from 10:00am-11:00am in the Rainey Classroom located at 7 Medical Park in Palmetto Health Children's Hospital. Although the support group is free, we do ask that you register in advance by calling 803-296-2273.