Breastfeeding is something that seems like it should be simple. It’s a natural process, after all. Your body grows a baby and then produces milk for them to drink. Yet most nursing mothers struggle at some point in their breastfeeding journeys. And while the most important thing is to ensure your baby’s fed, if you’re determined to breastfeed, these troubles can feel pretty devastating. Oklahoma Breastfeeding Resource Center gives parents professional lactation care to get them through common issues. If you’ve been looking for some help with breastfeeding, I would love to tell you more about this incredible organization.
By the time your baby is born, you’ve probably heard all about the benefits of breastfeeding. While hearing all this research might help many new parents choose this option, it can be much more frustrating if breastfeeding doesn’t click for you. Oklahoma Breastfeeding Resource Center (OBRC) provides parents with judgment-free assistance. Their mission is to provide parents with the resources necessary to improve their breastfeeding outcomes. Whether you need evidence-based guidance or are trying to figure out why your baby can’t get a good latch, OBRC is here for you. The center staffs professionals who are passionate about helping parents. The center has a 24/7 hotline as well as a clinic that’s open to every family. You can call them at 1(877)271-MILK or visit them at 825 NE 10th Street in Oklahoma City.
OBRC provides a hotline that lets parents call in with questions or concerns. The hotline is a free resource funded by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. You can call and have immediate help from International Board Certified Lactation Consultants. They’ll discuss concerns, including feeding positions, nipple pain, latching problems, weaning, and breast milk storage. This resource is available 24/7 for anyone, even those that don’t live in Oklahoma.
If you’d prefer to meet face-to-face, OBRC has a breastfeeding clinic run by lactation consultant Amanda L. Parsons. Amanda will explain why you might be having trouble and work with you to devise a solution. She loves taking complex scientific information and breaking it down so everyone can understand it. Amanda accepts both in-person and virtual appointments.
OBRC has tons of other resources to get parents some assistance. If you’re looking for a hospital prioritizing breastfeeding, they’ll connect you to baby-friendly hospitals for your delivery. They provide free online breastfeeding courses that you can use to prepare for your baby’s arrival or to troubleshoot any difficulties. They’ll also work with you to find in-person and online courses on everything from childbirth prep to infant CPR. Most of these classes are available in English and Spanish.
If you’re determined to breastfeed your baby, Oklahoma Breastfeeding Resource Center will help! This fabulous resource will connect you with all the assistance you need for your journey!
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