Lactation assistance is provided at HPC through Westside Breastfeeding Center (WBC), also known as the Kangaroo Team. The Kangaroo Team is only available at the Main Street location. You can expect that your newborn child will be seen at our Main Street location for the first 30 days of life before transitioning to either the Penguin or Dolphin team.
Newborns are to be seen 1-2 days after being discharged from the hospital to check weight, feeding, and for a physical examination. Appointment needs to be attended by the mother; due to the size of our rooms there is space available for one other person to accompany mom.
Our providers do Newborn Rounding’s at Tuality Community Hospital and Providence St. Vincent’s Hospital. What does this mean? It means if you plan on delivering your newborn at either hospital all you have to do is let them know that Hillsboro Pediatric Clinic will be your child’s pediatrician, and the hospital will contact one of our doctors to come meet your newest addition. Our doctor will notify our schedulers of the birth of your child and we will call you to schedule baby’s first appointment.
If you are planning on delivering at a different hospital please be aware that newborns are to be seen 1-2 days after discharge please be sure to call us as soon as possible to schedule the first appointment.
Newborn Lactation Services
WBC/Kangaroo Team offers breastfeeding consultation for patients and their parents at HPC and for other pediatricians in our community. If your child will not be establishing care at HPC but you would like to set up a lactation appointment please call our office for more information. Our Best Beginnings team can help with:
- Pain and Latching Issues
- Slow Growth
- Low Milk Supply
- Medication Questions
- Tongue Tie Management
- Anatomic Issues
- Back to work and pumping
- Breast Assessment
- Breast milk donation: We are a NW Mothers Milk Bank official drop-off site. Find out how to become a donor here.
PLEASE BE AWARE: You must enroll your newborn with your insurance or OHP before they are 30 days old!
Waiting until the last minute could mean your insurance will not cover the newborn from the date of birth. Please call as soon as possible to ensure their insurance coverage.