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UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Baby Weigh Clinic open by appointment

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SIOUX CITY (KTIV) -- New moms often have a lot of questions about their babies, like if they're getting milk and gaining weight.

To help, UnityPoint Health-St. Luke's offers a baby weigh clinic. Officials said before the pandemic, they were seeing 60 to 80 babies. But they had to close down for 10 months.

They were able to reopen, with some new rules and mitigation efforts in place. Moms can come in to weigh their babies but only by appointment now.

"That mom that's breastfed her baby before, and then that new mom comes in, it's just that support system," said Nancy Rentel, UnityPoint Health-St. Luke's Lactation Consultant "I don't claim to know everything but they help each other out and they support each other and so I hope to get that back. We want them to be successful."

"Even with the second baby there is a whole new range of questions that you have different things come up," said Teresa Streeter, a local mom. "Every baby is different, the way they latch, and how the breastfeeding experience goes and so it's nice to come to the weigh clinic and be reassured and ask all those questions."

The clinic is open by appointment only on Mondays from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. You can also book a lactation consultation anytime with Rentel.

Michaela Feldmann

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