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Community Resources for Breastfeeding Mothers
Lactation Department at Mary Washington Hospital-available for telephone consults or outpatient consults and appointments 540-741-4465
Spotsy Regional Hospital- To make an appointment for an outpatient consultation call (540) 741-4465
Mom and Babies Group-meets every Wednesday 10am-11:30am at Carl D. Silver/Moss Clinic, 1301 Sam Perry Blvd, Fredericksburg VA. R.N./Lactation specialist facilitates group. No Cost, registration or appointment needed. Babies and children are welcome and a baby scale is available.
KidsChoice Pediatric’s Breast Feeding Clinic-meets at Kidschoice Pediatrics monthly 1pm-2pm, 10411 Courthouse Rd. Suite A, Spotsylvania, VA. 22553. Check kidschoicepeds.net for dates.
Le Leche League/LLI.org
To rent a hospital grade breast pump, you may contact any of the following rental stations:
Medical Arts Pharmacy Tompkins Martin Medical Plaza** 540-741-1425
HomeCare America Westwood Shopping Center** 540-371-3004
Mother’s Best Caroline Conneen* 540-371-3004
Toys R’ Us www.toysrus.com
*Certified lactation consultants also available for nursing bra fittings.
**owned by Mary Washington Healthcare
If you are a military family or civilian working at MCB Quantico, please call 703-784-4248 or visit online: www.quantico.usmc-mccs.org
Breastfeeding Supplies: Target/Walmart
Babies R’ Us
The American Academy of Pediatrics supports breastfeeding for at least one year and continuing as long as both mother and baby desire. Babies benefit greatly from receiving a diet of only breastmilk for the first 6 months of life before beginning solid foods. Breastfeeding is good for moms and dads too. It helps with bonding, mom’s weight loss, speeds recovery from pregnancy and delivery, and saves money.
5 Things We Want You to Know About Breastfeeding
Your Baby is Getting Enough Breastmilk IF:
FIRST 24 HOURS: encourage the baby to have at least 6 feedings (some of which may be attempts) and look at least 1 urine and 1 stool
SECOND 24 HOURS: encourage the baby to have at least 6 feedings and look for at least 2 urines and more stool.
THIRD 24 HOURS: look for your baby to have 8 t 12 feedings with at least 3 wet diapers. Encourage more frequent daytime feedings and expect baby to wake you at night for 2 to 3 feedings.
Take Care of You and Remember to:
Call for Help if You are Having Trouble with:
Where to Get Breastfeeding Help and Support:
We also have our own Breastfeeding Facebook page. Check it out here!
Patients are seen:
Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm
Sat: Call for Saturday hours
We close for lunch 12:45pm to 2pm
Phones are answered starting at 8 am
10411 Courthouse Rd
Spotsylvania, VA 22553
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