McLaren Health Care
Breastfeeding / Lactation Consultants

Breastfeeding / Lactation Consultant

This is a comprehensive inpatient and outpatient lactation services to new moms and babies who require breastfeeding assistance. Our consultants are here to assist any mom or baby who is struggling with latching, milk supply, or other breastfeeding complications.

Benefits of Breastfeeding

Benefits for baby:

  • Better eye development
  • Easier digestion
  • Lower risk of asthma
  • Lower risk of obesity (during childhood)
  • Lower risk of ear infections
  • Lower risk of eczema (atopic dermatitis), diarrhea, and vomiting
  • Lower respiratory infections
  • Lower risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
  • Higher IQ scores later in life

Benefits for mom:

  • Lower risk of breast and ovarian cancer
  • Lower risk of type 2 diabetes

Breastfeeding Classes

Click here to view and register for Childbirth Education Breastfeeding Classes

McLaren Lactation Consultant Programs

McLaren Bay Region

Becky Morgan, RN, IBCLC, ICCE
McLaren Bay Region Family BirthPlace – Lactation Services
1900 Columbus Ave.
Bay City, MI 48708
Phone: (989) 894-3935
Email: Rebecca.morgan@mclaren.org

In-person lactation consults available by appointment, usually same day or within 2 days.

We are here to support your family on your breastfeeding journey. Most challenges are easily remedied, especially if addressed in a timely manner.

Most appointments are covered through insurance. Contact your insurance company for questions about coverage.

lactation consultant Rebecca Morgan

McLaren Greater Lansing

Tammy Ashley, NP, IBCLC
McLaren Greater Lansing Birthing Center - Lactation Services
401 W. Greenlawn Ave.
Lansing, MI 48910
Phone: (517) 975-7330
Fax: (517) 975-7310
Monday-Friday: 8 am - 4 pm

Outpatient referred moms and babies will be seen in the Birthing Center at scheduled appointment times. The appointment will be close to their feeding times and between inpatient consultations on a daily basis Monday - Friday.

We would be happy to see your families increase their breastfeeding success and once a referral is received families can usually be seen in 1-3 days.

To refer a patient, please complete the referral form and fax to Tammy. Then have your patient call to schedule a lactation appointment.

Most appointments are covered through insurance. Your patient would need to contact their insurance company for questions about coverage.

lactation consultant Tammy Ashley

McLaren Port Huron

Board Certified Lactation Consultant

At McLaren Port Huron, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant sees most mothers and babies while in the hospital on Family Birth Place.  For problems or concerns after discharge, the mother may call the Breastfeeding Line, and if needed, an appointment for a consultation may be set up.  It is not necessary to deliver your baby at McLaren Port Huron in order to contact our lactation consultant.  Common problems are having a premature infant, breast pump information, low milk supply, low infant weight gain, sore nipples, and developing a plan for going back to work. 

If you or your baby are sick:  If you are running a fever and have a red, painful area in your breast, call your physician right away. If your baby is sleepy, not waking up for feedings, or showing signs of infection, call your baby's doctor right away.

McLaren Port Huron Breastfeeding Line - (810) 989-3432

If you are ever in doubt about your baby not getting enough to eat directly from the breast, please supplement your baby with your breast milk and/or formula and call your doctor and lactation consultant for help.

lactation consultant Susan Folan

Pumps and Supplies:

  • Hart Medical Equipment
    2001 Holland Ave, Suite A
    (Mary Maxim Building)
    Hart Medical Equipment
    Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Closed Saturdays, Sundays and holidays
    (810) 982-0700
  • McLaren Pharmacy - Port Huron
    1221 Pine Grove Ave
    Port Huron, MI 48060
    Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
    Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    (810) 989-3455

Additional Resources

  • National Breastfeeding Help Line
    1(800)-994-9662, Press 2
    Monday through Friday:  9 am-- 6 pm
    Assistance in English and Spanish
  • La Leche League International Help Line
    1 (877) 452-5324

Websites for Breastfeeding Information:

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