Health Care Providers

Lactation Care Center RGV is a resource for the health care providers of the Rio Grande Valley.  Please reach out to us at 956-292-7711 if you have questions about the management of breastfeeding; we'd love to work together with you in the care of your breastfeeding patient. Below are multiple resources that you may find helpful.  

CORONAVIRUS AND BREASTFEEDING

COVID-19 Resource Page -Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
Maternal and Infant Outcomes Associated with Maternity Practices Related to COVID-19: The COVID Mothers Study
iScience - Robust and Specific Secretory IgA Against SARS-CoV-2 Detected in Human Milk
JAMA - Assessment of Maternal and Neonatal SARS-CoV-2 Viral Load, Transplacental Antibody Transfer, and Placental Pathology in Pregnancies During the COVID-19 Pandemic
JAMA - Protecting Pregnant Women and Their Infants From COVID-19: Clues From Maternal Viral Loads, Antibody Responses, and Placentas
NIH - Pregnant women in third trimester unlikely to pass SARS-CoV-2 infection to newborns
Johns Hopkins - COVID-19, Breastfeeding, Infant Feeding, and Breast Milk
UNC Greensboro - Use and Cleaning of Lactation Rooms during Pandemic
AAP Recommendations

Breastfeeding and COVID-19 WHO
WHO Vaccine Recommendations
Care of Breastfeeding Women - CDC


STATE OF TEXAS BREASTFEEDING HOTLINE
(answered by a lactation consultant 24 hrs/day, 365 days/year.....including weekends holidays)

1-855-550-6667

MEDICATION SAFETY DURING LACTATION

Infant Risk Center
(questions about meds/conditions and breastfeeding; 8a-5p central time, M-F)
1-806-352-2519

UNC SOM Medications in Lactation


BREASTFEEDING PROMOTION & SUPPORT
More links & videos under "Breastfeeding Help/Links"

Breastmilk Counts
Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Protocols
DSHS Healthy Texas Babies
Kellymom
La Leche League International 
Stanford Professional Education-Breastfeeding
Texas Ten Step Program​
Texas WIC Program
Texas Breastfeeding Coalition
UNC SOM Algorithms for Lactation Care
UNC SOM Nipple Culture Protocol


TRAININGS FOR ASSISTING THE BREASTFEEDING MOTHER

Lactation Care Center RGV
(For live, virtual trainings, email us at lcc.admin@wic.co.hidalgo.tx.us or call 956-292-7711)

Wellstart International Online Breastfeeding Training
Texas DSHS WIC Partner Online Training


BREASTFEEDING POLICY STATEMENTS

American Academy of Family Physicians
American Academy of Pediatrics
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American Dietetic Association
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Neonatal Nurse Practitioners
Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
World Health Organization


ANKLYOGLOSSIA / TETHERED ORAL TISSUES
More videos are found under "Breastfeeding Help/Links" - Tongue, Lip, Cheek Ties

​Tongue Ties & Babies
How to Examine a Baby for Tongue-Tie or Lip-Tie by Dr. Bobby Ghaheri, ENT .PDF
How Tongue-Tie affects Breastfeeding Mechanics by Dr. Bobby Ghaheri, ENT .PDF
Breastfeeding Improvement Following Tongue-Tie and Lip-Tie Release:  A Prospective Cohort Study
Anklyoglossia:  Assessment, Incidence, & Effect on Frenuloplasty on the Breastfeeding Dyad  AAP


HUMAN MILK BANKING
Donor Human Milk

Human Milk Banking Association of North America
Mothers' Milk Bank at Austin
Mothers' Milk Bank of North Texas