Our mission is to serve the women of Western North Carolina with thorough diagnosis and treatment options when ongoing pain is affecting breastfeeding. It is not necessary to be a MAHEC patient to be seen at the Breastfeeding Clinic.
Our team of healthcare providers serves breastfeeding women in Western North Carolina who are having issues with:
Chronic mastitis (infection of the breast)
Cracked and/or infected nipples
Deep breast or nipple pain with latch
Our multidisciplinary staff will work with you and your support team to find a solution and help you reach your breastfeeding goals.
For appointment, call
At your first appointment we ask that you bring any supplies with you that you would usually use while breastfeeding such as pillows, a Boppy, and any medications or creams you have been using including herbal products. Please plan on an extended appointment time for your fist visit.
You may see any or all of the following in addition to your provider: an intake nurse, a lactation consultant, and a counselor. This visit may take 1-2 hours. Devoting this amount of time to the appointment will allow us to provide you with the best possible care.
We look forward to serving you!
Kiran Sigmon, MD, FACOG
Ann Brown, CNM
Ariel Shumaker-Hammond, LCSW
Georganna Cogburn, LC