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FREE BREAST-FEEDING CLASSES, BREAST PUMPS AVAILABLE

July 8, 2022
New lactation consultant, Sabrina de la Rosa, CLC, BSMCH

WESLACO – A new lactation consultant, Sabrina de la Rosa, CLC, BSMCH, is promoting the finest nutrition that nature can provide for newborn babies – their mother’s breast milk – at Knapp Medical Center in Weslaco. Mrs. de la Rosa is passionate about helping new mothers with breastfeeding. She is holding free classes on breastfeeding – and can even help mothers obtain a free breast pump. The free breastfeeding classes are available on-line (via Microsoft Teams) on Saturdays at 9 a.m. For information on the classes or lactation support, interested mothers can contact Mrs. de la Rosa at (956) 968-8567, ext. 4376 or at sdelarosa5@PrimeHealthCare.com.


Mothers who would like to check into the possibility of obtaining a free breast pump can also contact Mrs. de la Rosa for more information. “Ordering a breast pump for your baby can be completely free, and as a lactation consultant, I can help with the work involved in making that happen,” Mrs. de la Rosa said. “The Affordable Care Act requires most health insurance plans to cover breastfeeding services and supplies. That means that in most cases, you could receive a high-quality, name-brand pump at no cost to you.” “Breastfeeding provides the best nutrition for our babies,” Mrs. de la Rosa added. “It helps protect babies from infections, and allows the baby to bond more closely with the mother.” Knapp Medical Center encourages new mothers to try “skin-to-skin” contact. The purpose of skin-to-skin is to encourage breastfeeding by placing the baby on the mother’s chest as soon as possible after birth. In fact, the first hour after the baby is born, “the golden hour,” is a critical time to encourage breastfeeding. Recognizing this, the labor-and-delivery and post-partum nurses at Knapp Medical Center strive to keep the baby with the mother as long as possible. For more information, please contact the Women’s Center at Knapp Medical
Center at (956) 973-5350.

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