Breastfeeding Resource Center

Sierra View Medical Center Lactation Services

Consultation Procedure Announcement Header - Effective July 13

  1. Making an Appointment

Patients are to call the Breastfeeding Resource Center to make an appointment at (559)791-3701.

Note: only mother and baby are allowed; no visitors at this time.

  1. Upon Arrival

The patient is to call (559) 791-3701 from their car.

  • The Lactation Secretary will meet the patient at the west side door facing the parking lot.
  • The Lactation Secretary performs a screening on the patient and gives a green sticker to notify that screening has been completed before entering the facility.

Note: masks are required. If the patient does not have one, one will be provided.

  1. What to Expect After Screening
  • The patient will walk up the side stairwell and the Lactation Consultant will greet them at the door on the 2nd floor.
  • The Lactation Secretary registers patient in Breastfeeding Resource Center and the Lactation Consultant performs breastfeeding exam.
  • When consultation is done, the patient exits through the side door.

Your resource center for breastfeeding support and assistance

The Breastfeeding Resource Center, at Sierra View Medical Center (SVMC), was created to help parents prepare for one of the most crucial times for their baby’s growth and development. We offer several services designed to support mothers from pregnancy and throughout their breastfeeding journey. Our staff is pleased to offer our community free breastfeeding resources and encourages mothers to take advantage of the knowledge our team has to offer, privately and in group settings.

As a proud partner of First 5 Tulare County, the SVMC breastfeeding program supports the mental and physical health of children and is the only Baby Friendly designated hospital in Tulare County. In order to receive the Baby Friendly designation, SVMC implemented the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, which are evidence-based practices that are proven to increase breastfeeding initiation and duration. These practices include infants rooming-in with parents to maintain 24-hour interaction which encourages skin to skin bonding between babies and both mother and partner throughout their stay at Sierra View Medical Center.

Breastfeeding Support During Your Stay

The entire Maternal Child Health Department is committed to helping you achieve your breastfeeding goals.

Whether you’re a first time mom or a mother of many, our nurses work individually with you teaching baby care, breastfeeding and providing on-going support to ensure success. After your delivery and during your postpartum hospital stay, you have the option of receiving private bedside breastfeeding education and assistance from one of our Lactation Consultants. Being Baby-Friendly means we have well trained staff that supports all mothers, by assuring they have the information needed to make an informed decision about how to feed their baby. Every mom's choice is respected with evidence-based teaching.

Sierra View Medical Center’s Breastfeeding Resource Center is located at 263 N. Pearson Drive, Porterville CA, 93257, on the second floor

For more information, call (559) 791-3701

Breastfeeding Help Line

Contact us with any breastfeeding questions or concerns. Phone calls will be returned within a 24 hour window. Phone: (559)791-3701 Text: (559) 560-6128

Breastfeeding Outpatient Services

Once you leave the hospital, if you find that you would like assistance with breastfeeding, you can make an appointment to visit privately with a Lactation Consultant at the Breastfeeding Resource Center.

A Lactation Consultant can assist you with:

  • Helping with low milk supply
  • Breast/nipple pain
  • Medication safety
  • Latching difficulties
  • Slow weight gain
  • Sick or hospitalized babies
  • Pumping and going back to work
  • Plus answer breastfeeding questions or concerns

Phone: (559)791-3701 Text: (559) 560-6128

Located at 263 N. Pearson Drive, Porterville, CA 93257

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