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The mission of CHOC Clinical Nutrition and Lactation Services is to be the source of nutrition and lactation information for our patients, families and community.

Our vision is to provide individualized, evidence-based, family-centered, culturally-sensitive nutrition and lactation care as part of an interdisciplinary approach to optimize our patients’ growth and development, while advocating lifelong health and wellness.

Inpatient Nutrition Services
CHOC provides comprehensive nutrition services for patients of all ages according to medical need.  These services include screening and assessment of nutritional needs, recommendations for infant formula or enteral/tube feeding products, management of patients receiving parenteral nutrition, nutrition education and diet instructions, and consultation to health care providers during multidisciplinary rounds.

Lactation Services at CHOC
CHOC has board- certified lactation consultants to provide assistance to inpatients who are breastfeeding or receiving breastmilk. For more information about inpatient lactation services at CHOC, please contact (714) 509-8455. For outpatient lactation assistance, contact St. Joseph Hospital Mother Baby Assessment Center at (714) 744-8764.
 

Outpatient Nutrition Services
Registered dietitians provide nutrition services as part of the multidisciplinary team in a number of CHOC specialty clinics.

These clinics include:

One-on-one counseling with a registered dietitian is also available with a physician’s referral.  For more information about outpatient nutrition services at CHOC, please call 714-509-8455.

Sports Nutrition
The CHOC Sports Nutrition team provides young athletes with specialized counseling — from basic nutrition to optimizing training capacity and athletic performance. Our registered dietitians can recommend appropriate food selection and timing of meals and snacks for strength training, exercise performance and recovery, and delaying fatigue. Click here for more information.

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