Expressly for You
Baptist Health’s Expressly for You is staffed by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) and Registered Nurses that can provide support needed for new moms.
Meet one-on-one online with a lactation consultant. Baptist Health’s consultants can help with positioning techniques that make breastfeeding easy, help you recognize signs of good feeding, and assist with breast pump set up and use. Call (501) 202-7378 to schedule an appointment.
Baptist Health employs specific women’s health specialists to meet every need including breastfeeding classes.
Our virtual classes provide preparation for successful breastfeeding by discussing the many benefits of breastfeeding, explaining how to get started, teaching basic techniques and providing solutions to common problems. Classes are open to all breastfeeding mothers or women interested in breastfeeding in the future. Register for a breastfeeding class.
Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock has opened Arkansas’ first non-profit milk depot that will collect breast milk donations from lactating women through Expressly for You. Breast milk is shipped to the Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas where it is pasteurized and made safe for babies, then dispensed by physician prescription to meet the specific needs of fragile and sick babies with the greatest medical needs, regardless of the family’s ability to pay.
As demand for donor human milk continues to outpace supply, Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock’s Milk Depot will give lactating mothers a drop-off location for donations of much-needed breast milk. The depot is now accepting breast milk donations from Arkansas mothers. Women who are currently breastfeeding infants under one year of age are eligible to become donors and can be screened at no charge. For questions about the Milk Depot, contact the Breastfeeding Warm Line at (501) 202-7378.
Because of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), your insurance company may provide coverage for lactation consulting and breast pumps. To find out which type of ACA breast pump your insurance will cover and which is the right pump for you, visit breastfeedinginsurance.com.
You can find a number of other breastfeeding resources on our BHealthy blog. A few include: