Desert Care Network’s Healthy Beginnings program at Desert Regional Medical Center provides you with the tools you’ll need to get off to a healthy journey with your new baby. The trained, professional staff offers breastfeeding support and
educational classes to make you a confident parent and have a healthy lifestyle. Healthy Beginnings is designed for both parents-to-be and new parents, and its classes focus on pregnancy and infant care. Your additional benefits include:
Prenatal Classes: (Virtual classes only at this time due to COVID-19) Childbirth Preparation, Breastfeeding, Newborn Care, Cesarean Preparation, Infant Safety and CPR
Follow-Up Visits: For mom and baby, we offer in person or virtual follow up visits with an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant Nurse. Assistance with latch and position, increasing milk supply, going back to work, breast pump help
and any challenges or concerns
Breast pump Rentals: Hospital Grade Pumps - Symphony for $65.00 per month, Ameda for $45.00 per month
Support Group: The Baby Bunch is a place to talk about the joys and challenges of being a new mom with other new moms. Facilitated by an IBCLC, RN who can answer questions and concerns or direct you to where to find the right answers.
Breastfeeding: Key Benefits & How We Can Help
Key Benefits of Breastfeeding
We encourage breastfeeding as it comes with many benefits for both mother and baby.
For your baby, in addition to promoting bonding, breastfeeding lowers the risk of:
Leukemia, lymphoma, and Hodgkin’s disease
Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
For Mom, breastfeeding is:
Free (formula costs an average of $2300/year)
Encourages weight loss
And it reduces risk of developing:
Type 2 Diabetes
How We Can Help With Your Breastfeeding Experience
Healthy Beginnings can help by offering breastfeeding classes and offering one-on-one individualized appointments with a lactation nurse or support group. Our Board-Certified Lactation Consultant Nurses have experience in many areas including:
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