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Gulf Coast Lactation Accepts Insurance

 

Please submit to check your insurance coverage for our services.

 

If you have trouble submitting insurance, please contact Scotty directly. 

Our Mission

Increasing the number of mothers who are successful at breastfeeding should be a first step in improving the health of our children and mothers and, so, our community and nation. 

According to the national Centers for Disease Control (CDC), among infants born in 2019, most (83.2%) started out receiving some breast milk, and 78.6% were receiving some breast milk at 1 month. At 6 months, 55.8% of infants received some breast milk and 24.9% received breast milk exclusively. Despite the recommendation that babies breastfeed exclusively for the first 6 months, less than 45% were exclusively breastfeeding at 3 months. The rate of exclusively breastfed babies drops to 24% by 6 months. In Alabama, only 37.7% of moms are still breastfeeding at 6 months. Only 21% are exclusively breastfeeding. 

 

Despite the compelling evidence and ongoing initiatives, there is very limited support for breastfeeding moms in Southeastern Alabama. Our mission is to address this gap, to teach safe and effective breastfeeding techniques, and provide support during this vulnerable time. 

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"I prayed so hard while I was pregnant, I prayed that God would bless my breastfeeding journey and bless me with people who cared and who would help me achieve it. And you are everything I prayed for and more. Thank you  for all you do."   

                                                                      Jaclyn

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