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Breastfeeding Services

  • Lactation consultation for MUSC Health patients who are experiencing problems with breastfeeding or who are pumping for their infants
  • Lactation consultation for mothers of hospitalized infants
  • Medical management of lactation problems including mastitis, sore nipples, low milk supply, and engorgement
  • Phone availability for lactation information
  • Breast pump information, rental, and sales

We believe that any breast milk a mother can provide for her infant is precious, so our goal is to support, educate, and help mothers meet their breastfeeding goals. Many of our visits are screening visits, for which there is no charge. For more involved visits, we bill for lactation consultation services. Most insurance companies, including Medicaid, cover this service.

For general information or pump rentals, please call 843-792-0410. To contact a specific lactation consultant with whom you've worked, call:

Breastfeeding Tips & FAQs

Meredith is 33 weeks pregnant and trying to learn all she can about breastfeeding. In this video, she talks to MUSC Health nurse and lactation consultant Jeanne Barreira about the benefits of breastfeeding. She also gets help with some of the frequently asked questions including pitfalls, latching, the breast pump, and how to know a breastfed baby is getting enough milk.