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Lactation Support Center


Mercy’s Lactation Support Center is Bakersfield’s first center to offer a full scope of resources for breastfeeding women. Our retail store is filled with items made especially for breastfeeding mothers that are available for purchase. We also offer breast pump rentals, and the personalized support of our trained staff.


Breastfeeding is one of the greatest gifts you can give your new baby. Breast milk provides babies excellent nutrition, and breastfeeding benefits mom, too! But there can be challenges to overcome. Our certified lactation consultants are professional breastfeeding specialists trained to teach mothers how to feed their baby. They can help if you are experiencing breastfeeding problems, such as difficulties with latching, painful nursing, or low milk production. 

Breastfeeding Assistance 

Mercy's lactation consultants are available to assist you even after you and your baby go home through the Lactation Support Center, located just next door to Mercy Hospital Southwest.

Lactation consultations are by appointment only. If you delivered your baby at Mercy or Memorial, breastfeeding consultations are available at no charge. Others will be charged a one-time fee.

Breastfeeding Support And Supplies

The Lactation Support Center also offers a retail store that carries a variety of supplies especially for breastfeeding mothers. 

  • Breastfeeding bras
  • Breast pump rental and sales
  • Education and assistance with breast pumps
  • Free breastfeeding literature
  • Herbal supplements
  • Information about parenting classes and childbirth classes
  • Breast pump replacement and supplemental items

Visit Us!

The Lactation Support Center
500 Old River Road, Suite 200
Inside Women’s Imaging Center at Mercy Hospital Southwest

Store Hours:
Monday-Friday 12 - 4 p.m. 

Learn More About the Lactation Support Center

To learn more about the Lactation Support Center or make an appointment for a consultation, call 661.663.6056.

To find a doctor, please call 661.324.7070 or visit Find A Doctor



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