Breastfeeding is rewarding, but it can be a challenge.You can always call Cookeville Regional's lactation consultants at 931-783-5773, or there is a breastfeeding hotline in Tennessee that you can call 24/7, seven days a week! The toll-free number is 1-855-4BF-MOMS (1-855-423-6667). The hotline is staffed by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants and Certified Lactation Counselors and is operated in partnership with Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

Tennessee Breastfeeding Hotline staff members are available to assist nursing mothers and partners, their families, expectant mothers and health care providers seeking breastfeeding support and information. The hotline provides accurate and up-to-date information at any time of day or night to address common questions and concerns about breastfeeding, including, but not limited to:

  • Is baby getting enough milk?
  • Baby refuses to nurse
  • Coping with breast or nipple pain
  • Using breast pumps
  • Working while breastfeeding
  • Taking medication while breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding in public
  • Tennessee breastfeeding laws
  • Referral for breastfeeding support groups

The hotline offers referral services to the Tennessee Women, Infants and Children Program, breast pump rentals and local community support groups.

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March of Dimes

Cookeville Regional is a proud supporter of the March of Dimes and their effort to encourage moms whose pregnancies are healthy to wait 39 weeks before they deliver. For more information on why it is important to wait 39 weeks, visit the March of Dimes website.

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