Breastfeeding Support for Mothers and Babies is Now Available by Appointment 

The Arkansas Children’s Breastfeeding Clinic is located at Circle of Friends Clinic on the ACH Campus in Little Rock. Dr. Hannah Renno, a board-certified lactation consultant, and general pediatrician started the Breastfeeding Clinic that serves both mothers and babies to help them achieve their feeding goals. 

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Breastfeeding families may make an appointment by calling

501-364-1202

Breastfeeding - Facts and Myths Explained

Is it safe to breastfeed when sick? Do I need to nurse on a set schedule? What age is too old? Am I a bad mom if I choose not to breastfeed? Dr. Hannah Renno joins us LIVE to give the facts and debunk the myths about breastfeeding? We will also talk about the new Breastfeeding Clinic at Arkansas Children's Hospital.

    Maternal Concerns 

  • Delayed lactogenesis 
  • Low milk supply 
  • Oversupply 
  • Painful feeding 
  • Exclusive pumping (either by choice or with a desire to resume nursing in the future) 
  • Plugged ducts 
  • Mastitis 
  • Tandem nursing 
  • Nursing multiples 
  • Maternal medications and contraindications for breastfeeding 
  • Maternal medical/surgical history affecting breastfeeding 
  • Prenatal consultations in high-risk situations 
  • Inducing lactation for adoption 
  • Returning to work/pumping/storing/bottle feeding 
  • Sleep "training" while breastfeeding 
  • Difficulty weaning 
  • Bottle refusal 

  • Infant Concerns 

  • Neonatal weight loss 
  • Hyperbilirubinemia in the setting of breastfeeding 
  • Slow weight gain 
  • Poor latch (shallow, painful, losing suction, inefficient, choking) 
  • Concern for tongue-tie  
  • Reliance on the nipple shield 
  • Prematurity 
  • Anatomic abnormalities 
  • Breast refusal after a previous successful nursing 

More information about Breastfeeding 

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.

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