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Jul 27, 2010 3:03 PM by Carina Corral

Local hospital now offers lactation consulting for all new moms

Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton is now offering one-on-one lactation consulting classes.

Lactation counselors at the hospital said 60 percent of new moms have difficulties breastfeeding their babies.

The new service is an hour long class held Mondays and Wednesdays at the hospital's diagnostic center to help mom's educationally and emotionally.

"Figuring out each person little dynamic can be a little different and little mouths may not do what they're supposed to and sometimes mom's hold is just a little bit off and those little tiny increments can really make a big difference for the comfort of mom. That's what we're really here for is making sure mom is comfortable with her breastfeeding experience, breastfeeding should not hurt, and that baby is gaining all that weight and getting nice and fat and chubby like they're supposed to," said Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant Marna Moore-Barr, R.N.

The class is offered to all new moms regardless of what hospital she gave birth and is covered by most insurances with a doctor's referral.

The hospital will also work with cash patients.

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