From help with nursing a premature infant to offering tips on keeping other family members involved, our experienced, board-certified lactation nurses are here to help you successfully breastfeed your baby.

From help with nursing a premature infant to offering tips on keeping other family members involved, our experienced, board-certified lactation nurses are here to help you successfully breastfeed your baby.

Providence Everett’s Lactation and Post-Partum Clinic offers support for new parents

EVERETT — Washington State has one of the highest percentages of parents who choose breastfeeding at the time an infant is born, but starting or maintaining lactation can prove problematic for some parents, and that is when the Providence Lactation and Post-Partum Clinic Everett steps in to help.

According to a 2020 CDC Breastfeeding Report Card surveying parents with babies born in 2017, 92.5 percent of Washington State parents made the choice to breastfeed at some point in the infant’s first year. However, the number of parents breastfeeding decreases to 74.6 percent at the 6-month mark. There are various circumstances that can cause reductions in parental milk supplies during breastfeeding, or sometimes an infant is born before milk has begun to produce in the parent.

The Providence Lactation and Post-Partum Clinic helps families work through issues with low milk supply by providing lactation support, donated breast milk though the Providence milk bank, and frenotomy procedures to correct “tongue-tie” which impairs an infant’s ability to breastfeed.

Frenotomy procedures, a newer service offered by the clinic which fixes abnormal frenulum impairing a newborn’s ability to latch, are performed by a pediatrician brought into the clinic. The clinic works with the Providence Family Maternity Center and offers additional post-partum support services like newborn jaundice checks, weight checks, lactation consultations for parents, prenatal lactation consultations, and latch assistance.

The clinic sees around 400 parents and babies a month and is open seven days a week. These extended weekend hours are an added benefit to the community and new parents.

“We had a parent bring their baby in for a newborn visit on the weekend, where sometimes other clinics don’t have offerings. Our nurses were able to detect high albumin/globulin levels – which are able to diagnose jaundice – and get them hospital care early on. The baby had a really good outcome since we were able to detect and manage the jaundice right away,” says Shanna Van Horn, Manager of Obstetrical Services at Providence Everett and the Maternal Fetal Medical Clinic.

Shanna Van Horn, Manager of Obstetrical Services at Providence Everett and the Maternal Fetal Medical Clinic.

Shanna Van Horn, Manager of Obstetrical Services at Providence Everett and the Maternal Fetal Medical Clinic.

The high-level of care offered by the clinic is due to the care and special licensing of all the lactation consultants, who are all International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant Registered Nurses, which is the highest certification and only internationally recognized lactation credential.

The Providence Post-Partum and Lactation Clinic was the first milk depot in the state and opened in 2012. In January 2021, Providence Regional Medical Center Everett also became a Northwest Mothers Milk Bank Milk Drop site.

The clinic offers phone consultations as well, which is a service that proved timely and useful during the COVID-19 pandemic. The clinic also offers feeding support for various feeding options outside of breastfeeding.

“Having a new baby is such an exciting time, and we want parents to know that we are here to help and support them through their journey,” says Van Horn. Learn more about the Providence Post-Partum and Lactation Clinic here, or call (425) 303-6545.

Talk to us

The news and editorial staff of Sound Publishing, Inc. had no role in the preparation of this post. The views and opinions expressed in this sponsored post are those of the advertiser and do not reflect those of Sound Publishing, Inc.

Sound Publishing, Inc. does not accept liability for any loss or damages caused by the use of any products, nor do we endorse any products posted in our Marketplace.

More in Local Marketplace

One of Robin Callahan's clients brought in some beautiful pieces of old and broken jewelry. The client gave Callahan complete design freedom, and she created this amazing statement pendant.
Bainbridge Island jeweller adapts heirlooms to create modern masterpieces

Something old, something new: Giving new life to outdated jewelry, while preserving the memories

Alex Sansoni, Commercial Banking Officer with Peoples Bank in Everett
3 simple steps to protect your business from fraud

By Alex Sansoni, Commercial Banking Officer with Peoples Bank in Everett As… Continue reading

From help with nursing a premature infant to offering tips on keeping other family members involved, our experienced, board-certified lactation nurses are here to help you successfully breastfeed your baby.
Providence Everett’s Lactation and Post-Partum Clinic offers support for new parents

Washington State has one of the highest percentages of parents… Continue reading

Spring is a favorite time at Quail Park, with garden club residents outside tending all the new blooms, and everyone ready to shake off winter with new activities, and to get out and about on new adventures.
Celebrating the season of change

Lynnwood retirement residence embraces the possibilities of spring

Leavenworth’s Bavarian Maifest, a beloved tradition celebrated with locals and visitors alike since 1971, is May 13 to 15.
Willkommen to Leavenworth! Celebrate spring with an authentic Bavarian festival

Maifest runs May 13 to 15, with more events planned throughout the month

Mount Baker Theatre welcomes award winning actress and singer Kristin Chetoweth for their 95th birthday
Mount Baker Theatre celebrates 95 years with a sensational April anniversary concert!

Bellingham theatre marks 95th anniversary April 23 benefit concert with Kristin Chenoweth

Funded through a grant from the Elisabeth and Pendleton Miller Foundation, the Gatehouse Landscape Renovation Project aims to create a seamless entry experience more reflective of the diversity and informality of the garden landscapes. Etta Lilienthal photo
At Bloedel Reserve, first impressions are better than ever

Winter renovation project creates an inviting new entry

Sisters Cami Green and Kristi Hardie were both diagnosed with breast cancer, and credit the Providence Regional Cancer Partnership in Everett for providing excellent care close to home.
Providence’s High-Risk Cancer Clinic in Everett provides hope for sisters

Sisters Cami Green and Kristi Hardie were both diagnosed with breast cancer,… Continue reading

Vespertine Boutique in Port Townsend was designed through the female gaze, with the goal of creating a space where EVERYONE felt comfortable.
‘Dear Vespertine’ column answers intimate questions you were too afraid to ask

‘Dear Vespertine, are men allowed in your store?’ The short answer is: absolutely!

Casey Fuller, Peoples Bank Everett Real Estate Loan Center
Is it the right time to refinance?

Whether to save on interest rates or fund a reno or other expense, refinancing can still pay off