Bonding With Breastfeeding
Congratulations on the birth of your baby!
Breastfeeding your baby can be a rewarding experience. Studies show that
breastfeeding has significant nurturing and nutritional benefits for your
baby. In addition, breastfeeding provides health benefits that are extremely
beneficial to your baby's growth and development.
Nursing your baby is a learned skill for both mother and infant requiring
time and patience. While many women are able to successfully breastfeed
soon after delivery, some women need assistance to breastfeed their baby.
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Health Resource Center,
HealthLinks, has a lactation (breastfeeding) support service center to help a mother
with skills to help her to breastfeed successfully.
The Breastfeeding Mothers' rooms have a private area with comfortable
chairs, a refrigerator for storage of breast milk storage, digital baby
weight scales and educational information for new parents.
Lactation Consultants and Educators
Our Lactation Breastfeeding educators are available to answer questions
about breastfeeding. Open Monday - Friday, from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Located
in the West Tower, first floor in
Torrance Memorial offers an intimate hands-on class for breastfeeding mothers
to address breastfeeding difficulties with our International Board Certified
Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
For a variety of reasons, some women experience difficulties when breastfeeding.
For these women, breast pumps and other breastfeeding accessories can
ease the discomfort or complications that result from inadequate milk
supply, engorged or infected breasts, flat or sore nipples, or other special
circumstances. Torrance Memorial Health Resource Center, HealthLinks,
stocks a large supply of breast pumps replacement parts, adapter kits,
nursing bras and pads, nursing pillows and other accessories that can
help improve the breastfeeding experience for both mother and baby. HealthLinks also
rents hospital grade breast pumps.
West Tower, 1st Floor
Torrance Memorial Medical Center
3330 Lomita Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90505