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Lactation Services

 

Maury Regional promotes and supports that breast milk is the ideal nutrition for babies. Studies have shown that babies who are breastfed are healthier throughout their lives. Maury Regional is one of only five hospitals in the state to be designated as Baby-Friendly as a result of our commitment to breastfeeding. We offer extensive breastfeeding education and support for our mothers.

During Pregnancy

To assist you in preparing for breastfeeding, we offer:

  • Free breastfeeding classes for mothers and their partners
  • Free educational breastfeeding app (ask your physician's office for code access)
  • Prenatal lactation appointments as needed to address any concerns

In-Hospital Care

While you are in our care, we will provide:

  • Education and breastfeeding assistance from highly trained nursing staff
  • Assistance from board-certified lactation consultants who are staffed seven days a week

After Hospital Discharge

Our support doesn't end once you go home. Services after discharge include:

  • Outpatient lactation appointments if mother or baby is having any feeding difficulties
  • Hospital-grade breast pump rentals

To schedule an appointment with a lactation consultant, call 931.490.7074.

Mothers' Milk Donations 

Human milk contains antibodies that help infants fight disease and infection while protecting against allergies. Maury Regional Medical Center is pleased to serve as a Milk Bank Depot for donated breast milk to support premature infants. We partner with the Mothers’ Milk Bank of Tennessee to serve as a donation site with breast milk processed by the Mothers’ Milk Bank of Austin, Texas.

Mothers who would like to donate breast milk must log-on to Mother's Milk Bank of Tennessee and complete four simple registration steps:

  • Complete an online form
  • Complete a 10-15 minute phone screening
  • Complete and return an informational packet
  • Have a blood test done at no cost

Following review of paperwork and lab results, mothers will be called with their approval status. Once approved, mothers will receive the supplies needed to package their milk donations. Before dropping off milk, mothers should schedule a donation appointment by calling the Lactation Services Department at 931.490.7074.

Mothers can donate milk if they are currently lactating and have surplus milk and if they are:

  • In good general health
  • Willing to undergo a blood test at no charge
  • Not using medication or herbal supplements (with a few exceptions)
  • Nursing an infant who is less than one year of age (Bereaved or surrogate mothers are also eligible to donate.)
  • Able to arrange for transportation of milk to a drop-off location.

For more information about donating breast milk, call the Lactation Services Department at 931.490.7074 or visit MilkBankTN.org.