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Breastfeeding


There are many health benefits you can pass directly to your baby when you breastfeed. Marian’s certified lactation consultants can help you and your baby bond.

Breastfeeding Offers Many Benefits To Baby 

Just as we support the mom-baby bond during pregnancy and through delivery, we also offer daily support for breastfeeding to further strengthen that bond. 

That support begins when you’re still in the hospital where we help you to start breastfeeding within an hour of birth. We also discourage pacifiers and we provide additional resources like a prenatal breastfeeding class for you, dad and the entire family once you leave the hospital with your new little bundle of joy. 

Studies show that babies who are breast fed are:

  • Less likely to develop ear infections, respiratory illnesses, diarrhea and food allergies
  • Less likely to be obese during childhood

Moms who breastfeed have an:

  • Earlier return to pre-pregnancy weight
  • Decreased risk of breast cancer
  • Decreased risk of ovarian cancer

Marian Regional Medical Center is one of only 15 hospitals in California to receive the International Board Certified Lactation Consultants Care Award.

Our breastfeeding support clinic is located at:
1400 East Church Street
Santa Maria, CA

Learn More About Our Maternity

To learn more about our services and how we can help, please call us at 805.739.3388 or use our online feature, Find a Doctor.