Outpatient Lactation Services Now Offered at Baptist Health-Fort Smith

FORT SMITH, Ark. – Baptist Health recently opened Expressly for You-Fort Smith, an outpatient lactation center, to assist mothers with any needs and concerns they may have about breastfeeding their newborn.

The center is located in Baptist Health Medical Plaza, 1500 Dodson Ave., and open to all area mothers. Nancy Turner, RN, IBCLC, helps mothers effectively nurse their babies by teaching proper latch and positioning techniques; ways to increase milk supply; and how to use and clean a breast pump. Talk to your insurance provider to see if lactation counseling is covered. Out-of-pocket payment is also available. To schedule an appointment for lactation support with Turner or for more information, call (479) 441-5694.

Turner has more than 25 years of experience in postpartum, nursery and neonatal intensive care. She also teaches monthly lactation classes open to Baptist Health patients and all area mothers. To register for the class, visit or call 1-888-BAPTIST.

For 100 years, Baptist Health has delivered All Our Best in health care through Christian compassion and innovative services. Baptist Health is Arkansas’ most comprehensive health care organization with more than 250 points of access that include 11 hospitals; urgent care centers; a senior living community; over 100 primary and specialty care clinics; a college with studies in nursing and allied health; a graduate residency program; and access to virtual care anytime, anywhere. It is also the largest private not-for-profit health care organization based in Arkansas, providing care through the support of approximately 11,000 employees, groundbreaking treatments, renowned physicians and community outreach programs. For more information about Baptist Health, visit, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or download the myBaptistHealth app. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.