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Mom's Place

Let us help you initiate and maintain a successful breastfeeding relationship with your child.

Contact Mom's Place for help with the following:

  • Establishing your milk supply
  • Maintaining your milk supply
  • Nipple soreness, blisters, or cracks
  • Breast engorgement
  • Insufficient milk supply
  • Latch-on problems
  • Breast infections
  • Flat or inverted nipples
  • Special feeding needs of infants
  • Returning to work or school
  • Proper bra fitting size
  • Proper pumping and storing of milk

Mission:

Driscoll Children's Hospital encourages, promotes, and supports all breastfeeding women in their efforts to provide the best nutrition to their children.

Mom's Place:

Services Available
  • Breastfeeding assistance
  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant available as needed
  • Video Library
  • Free current breastfeeding literature
  • Private rooms available to pump breast milk
  • Telephone counseling on breastfeeding education

Advantages of Breastfeeding
  • Breast milk reduces the risk of allergic reactions in infants
  • Studies indicate a higher I.Q.
  • Breast milk protects against cancer and diabetes
  • Breast milk transmits mother's immunities to the infant
  • Breastfeeding reduces crying & colic in infants
  • Breastfeeding promotes bonding and reduces cases of abuse and abandonment
  • Breastfeeding allows mom time to cuddle and nurture her baby
  • Mother's milk changes to meet the baby's specific needs
  • Breastfeeding protects mothers against breast and ovarian cancer
  • Protects environment: no packaging, no plastics, no waste
  • Saves money
  • Makes traveling easier
  • Allows mother to spend more time with entire family
  • Allows mothers to miss fewer work or school days because baby is sick less often
  • Helps uterus return to pre-pregnancy shape and size

Community Breastfeeding Resource


Laurie Beck, RN, MSN, IBCLC
Lactation Consultant
Driscoll Children's Hospital
(361) 694-5338

DCH WIC Peer Counselors
(361) 694-4728 / (361) 694-4727

Texas Breastfeeding Hotline
1-800-514-6667

La Leche League International Hotline
1-800-525-3243
(361) 985-0705

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (for all military family)
Cheryl Mills, RN, IBCLC - Visiting Nurse
(361) 961-6677
(361) 537-8719 Cell
10133 E. Street, Bldg 1738
NAS Corpus Christi, TX 78419
www.nmcrs.org
www.uslca.org - listing of Internation Board Certified Lactation Consultants
Medela Breastfeeding - for breastfeeding supplies and pump rentals

Contact Information


Driscoll Children's Hospital
Mom's Place

3533 S. Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, Texas 78411
3rd floor - Main Building
(just to the right of 3rd floor lobby)

Phone: 361-694-4234


For TTY Deaf Messaging Connect to TTY Interpretation by dialing
(800) 735-2989

Patients & Families

News

Driscoll's Teddy Bear Hospital is a chance for patients to be the doctors

April 08, 2014
WHAT: Patients will be the doctors tomorrow during a Teddy Bear Hospital organized by the Stripes Child Life Program at Driscoll Children's Hospital. The event allows children to become more familiar with the medical equipment and procedures involved in their treatment. They'll choose their teddy bear, give it a...
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April is Child Safety Month

April 01, 2014
Driscoll Children's Hospital's Injury Prevention Program team
CORPUS CHRISTI - Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children age one through 12 years old. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) crash data, in 2010 almost an average of two children were killed and 325 were injured each day. This fatality rate could be reduced...
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Driscoll patients go to Spurs game courtesy of generous donors

March 28, 2014
WHAT: Five Driscoll Children's Hospital patients and their parents or guardians will gather at the hospital's lobby and depart for San Antonio to see a Spurs game as part of a live auction package purchased at this year's Fiesta de los Niños. Steve and Jessica Johnson of JSJ Services, Inc. have purchased this item...
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Driscoll patients to be treated to Child Life Month celebration

March 10, 2014
March is Child Life Month
CORPUS CHRISTI - The Stripes Child Life Program at Driscoll Children's Hospital will celebrate Child Life Month with a superhero-themed party for in-house patients tomorrow. The sixth annual event is designed to make hospitalization a little more pleasant for children by providing a distraction from their illness and an opportunity...
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12th annual Radiothon will broadcast live from Driscoll Children's Hospital

March 05, 2014
CORPUS CHRISTI - On Friday, March 7, K-99 (KRYS 99.1 FM) will team up with Driscoll Children's Hospital for the 12th annual Radiothon. The one-day event will be broadcasted live from the main lobby at Driscoll Children's Hospital beginning at 6 a.m. Listeners can tune in to hear patients, parents, physicians and staff share inspirational...
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