Lactation

Education for New Mothers at El Centro Regional Medical Center

One unexpected challenge that many new mothers face is breastfeeding. Many don't realize that this is a learned skill and, for many mothers and children, does not come naturally. At El Centro Regional Medical Center, we provide mothers a breastfeeding support group and other resources for patients pursue breastfeeding goals and strengthen the bond between mother and child.

Just some of the potential benefits of breastfeeding include:

  • Ideal nutrition for newborns and infants
  • Better digestion for the child (when compared with formula)
  • Lower risk of asthma or allergies later in life
  • Lower occurrences of diarrhea, ear infections, and other health concerns
  • More bonding time for mother and child

ECRMC breastfeeding workshops are held in a baby-friendly environment and the knowledgeable nurses are there to answer questions and provide resources before and after the child arrives. For more information on the breastfeeding resources provided at ECRMC, call Lizeth Ramirez at 760.370.8526 today.

Visit our calendar for information on free Breastfeeding Classes

The Center of Healthcare Excellence. Contact the team at El Centro Regional Medical Center now.