Need lactation support? Is your child a patient at Arkansas Children’s? Schedule an in-person lactation consultation with one of our International Board Certified Lactation Consultants!

Get lactation advice for:

  • Breastfeeding latch & positioning
  • Pumping comfort
  • Combination feeding
  • Progression to more breastfeeding
  • Increasing milk supply
  • Back-to-work planning
  • Referral to local breastfeeding support resources

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Breastfeeding Support for Mothers and Babies is Now Available by Appointment


Q: Why is “breastmilk best”? 

  • Breast milk from each mother is specially made to match the nutritional needs of the baby.
  • Breast milk helps protect babies from minor infections like colds and ear infections.
  • Breastfeeding reduces the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
  • It also helps protect against future diseases like asthma, obesity, and diabetes.
  • Breast milk is very easy to digest, helping newborns grow quickly. 

Q: What are the benefits to the mother for providing breastmilk? 

  • Early on, breastfeeding helps mom recover from delivery.
  • Breastfeeding is an opportunity for a unique bond.
  • Lowers the mother’s risk for breast and ovarian cancer, high blood pressure, heart attacks, and strokes.

 Q: What do mothers need to know about pumping? 

  • Pumping is a way to provide breast milk even when baby can't latch, or when mom and baby are separated from each other.
  • Pumping can help increase milk supply.
  • Pumping can be intimidating, time-consuming, and stressful! But there are lots of tricks to make it feel more manageable.
  • You have rights as a working mother that are protected by the federal government to allow you to make milk for your baby during the workday.

Breastfeeding Myths

Dr. Emily Beckett has shared her expertise on breastfeeding and has debunked common myths. Check out the links below to learn the truth about two common misconceptions:

Breastfeeding Myth #1: Is Breast Size an Indication of Milk Production?
Breastfeeding Myth #2: Not Making Enough Milk

Meet the Experts: Breastfeeding Awareness Q&A with Dr. Sarah Sobik

Are you new to breastfeeding? It can be hard to know if you're producing enough milk for your baby, or how long you should breastfeed. We're here to answer your top breastfeeding questions with Dr. Sarah Sobik, outpatient breastfeeding medicine specialist at our ACH Breastfeeding and Lactation Clinic.

Meet the Team

The Arkansas Children’s Breastfeeding and Lactation Clinic is located at the Arkansas Children's Southwest Little Rock Clinic at 9015 Dailey Drive, Little Rock, 72209. Dr. Sarah Sobik, a board-certified lactation consultant and general pediatrician, and Dr. Emily Beckett, a breastfeeding and lactation medicine specialist and general pediatrician, work in the Breastfeeding Clinic that serves both mothers and babies to help them achieve their feeding goals.

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Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

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