Engorgement is when your breasts begin making larger volumes of milk on days 3-5 of your baby’s life, causing your breasts to feel fuller, warm, and sometimes tender. Engorgement generally lasts between 12-48 hours as your body adjusts in how much milk to make for your baby. Your breasts may also leak and/or have lumps that develop in the breasts and armpits. This is caused both by the increase in milk and the extra blood and lymph fluid traveling to the area. Engorgement in the first several days is a normal part of the breastfeeding journey. Unrelieved engorgement is not.
The Youth Clinic is proud to partner with the Mothers’ Milk Bank Colorado by becoming a milk depot at their 1214 Oak Park Drive office in Fort Collins.
Women who would like to donate extra breast milk will be able to drop off their milk and it will be transported to the Denver facility. The milk is sent to multiple hospitals in 24 different states across the country.
Our lactation and feeding support group provides mothers with tips and advice in a relaxing environment. Sign up for Baby Bistro on our event calenar!
Healthy Measures makes sure that you and your newborn get off to a healthy start. The AAP recommends that all babies, whether bottle-fed or breastfed, be seen 1-2 days after being discharged from the hospital.
Our team will weigh your baby and answer any questions you may have on what to expect for the first few weeks of your baby’s life. Our team is in constant communication with the providers on-site, ensuring that your baby will receive the best continuity of care.
If you are breastfeeding, our specialty-trained lactation consultants will support you through the breastfeeding journey. As your baby grows, we have support available through 1 on 1 appointments, group classes, and our mom’s group Baby Bistro.
Visit our Breastfeeding tips and tricks page for more breastfeeding information.
Our team consists of internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs), and Registered Nurses Certified Lactation Consultants (CLCs), with years of experience to help you meet your breastfeeding goals.
View a series of helpful videos on our YouTube page that cover a wide variety of topics for mothers and their newborns.
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Baby Bistro is offered every Tuesday at 9:00am and 10:30am. Register on our Event Calendar today!
Baby Steps is offered every Wednesday at 1:30pm and 3:00pm. Register on our Event Calendar today!
Returning to Work and Breastfeeding is offered every other month. Register on our Event Calendar today!
Feeding Your 6-12 Month Old is offered every other month. Register on our Event Calendar today!