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Hospital Affiliation

Affinity Pediatrics is affiliated with Tift Regional Medical Center (TRMC).

Prenatal Visits

If you are considering us for your child's pediatric care, we encourage you to schedule a prenatal visit before the baby arrives. This will give you the opportunity to see our office, meet our staff and ask any questions you might have. These visits are offered by appointment. Please contact our office at (229) 353-PEDS (7337) to make a prenatal appointment.

After your prenatal visit, please contact us before your baby is born to register, and then simply tell the hospital staff at TRMC that you are using Affinity Pediatrics for pediatric care when you are admitted to deliver your baby. TRMC will notify our office when your baby is born and one of our pediatricians will be in to see you and your baby in the hospital within 24 hours.

Breastfeeding

We strongly encourage mothers to try breastfeeding their babies, even if only for the first few weeks. Breastfeeding has been proven to provide many benefits to a growing infant.

Pediatrician Dr. Dixie Griffin is a trained Lactation Counselor and Lauren Edwards, PA-C is an IBCLC-certified Lactation Consultant and both are available to assist nursing mothers and their babies so that breastfeeding is an easy and successful experience. Affinity Pediatrics also has access to two IBCLC-certified Lactation Consultants at Tift Regional Medical Center. IBCLC stands for International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.

For more information on breastfeeding, we recommend that you visit the American Academy of Pediatrics breastfeeding site by clicking here.

Tift Regional Medical Center also offers the Baby Talk series, which includes breastfeeding classes and sessions for new parents. Visit the TRMC Calendar of Events by clicking here.

Physician assistants in our office also offer support and education to all new mothers. Our goal is to make breastfeeding a successful bonding experience for you and your baby. If you have any questions, please call (229) 353-PEDS (7337).

Our Location

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39 Kent Road
Suite 5
Tifton, GA 31794

Located in the former Children's Medical Center building.

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Affinity Pediatrics: (229) 353-7337 Poison Control: 800-222-1222 Emergency: 911

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