Lactation Resource Center

Lactation Resource Center

The Lactation Resource Center at Good Samaritan Hospital provides the Los Angeles community with evidence-based breastfeeding assistance and support, so that families can achieve their breastfeeding goals. The Lactation Resource Center and staff offer the following services:

  • Information and skills to help mothers establish and maintain their milk supply
  • Breastfeeding Support Groups
  • Group Breastfeeding Classes
  • Consultations with an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant)
  • A comfortable place to express breast milk
  • Breast pump use
  • Help with breastfeeding challenges
  • Educational materials/resources

To schedule an appointment with a lactation consultant or lactation educator or to attend a breastfeeding support group, please call (213) 977-2150. If you would like to tour the Lactation Resource Center or want a quiet place to pump or feed your baby visit us Monday through Friday from 9 am until 4 pm.

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Services and Pricing *

Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) Initial Visit

$75.00

Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) Follow Up

$60.00

Lactation Educator (CLE) Visit

Donation based

* Services will not be denied due to inability to pay.

* Discounts for services are offered based on family size and income. For more information,

call 213-977-2150.

* Free services available to MediCal and WIC recipients

Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) Initial Visit

This is for anyone looking for expert help with clinical breastfeeding problems. A full consultation visit lasts about 60 to 90 minutes.

An IBCLC can help you if you have issues or concerns with:

  • Milk supply
  • Infant weight gain
  • Latching difficulties
  • Sore, cracked, or damaged nipples
  • Breast pain
  • Fussy baby
  • Breastfeeding premature baby
  • Multiple birth (twins, triplets, etc)

Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) Follow Up

Follow-ups are scheduled as needed after an initial consultation. It includes a weight check on a hospital-grade infant scale and another feeding assessment and an updated plan of care.

Lactation Educator (CLE) Visit

Anyone is welcome to see or contact the CLE for help on:

  • How to breastfeed (getting off to a good start, latching, positioning, how often to feed the baby, etc)
  • Ways to prevent and solve common breastfeeding problems
  • Manual and electric breast pumps
  • Pumping and milk storage
  • Newborn behaviors
  • Planning to return to work or school

What is a Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)?
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC®) certificants have demonstrated specialized knowledge and clinical expertise in breastfeeding and human lactation and are certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®). Before sitting for the IBCLC exam, candidates must demonstrate extensive clinical experience (1,000 hours) and advanced lactation education (at least 90 hours). They abide by the IBCLCE Professional Standards (1) and recertify every five years to maintain competency and be up to date. IBCLCs provide evidence based breastfeeding and lactation care, promote changes that support breastfeeding and help reduce the risks of not breastfeeding.

IBCLE Clinical Competencies for the Practice of IBCLCs

What is a Lactation Educator (CLE)?

Certified Lactation Educators are trained to work with families from preconception through weaning in supporting, encouraging, and counseling the mother and family through common concerns with solutions from an experienced point of view.

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