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Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding support

Our comprehensive lactation program supports breastfeeding mothers during their hospital stay and after they go home. A certified lactation consultant likely will see you in the hospital before you are discharged.

A lactation consultant can perform the following services:

  • Provide mothers with the latest information on breastfeeding management
  • Evaluate breastfeeding problems and offer practical solutions
  • Teach techniques to make breastfeeding comfortable and successful
  • Offer help with latch-on, positioning, proper use of breast pumps and other aspects of breastfeeding
  • Give special assistance to mothers with premature babies, multiples or babies with special needs
  • Help mothers who are returning to work

A lactation consultant is a healthcare professional who has

  • Highly specialized, advanced training in breastfeeding management
  • Many years of professional, clinical experience working with mothers and babies
  • Undergone rigorous training and testing to become certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners

Call our breastfeeding helpline

Have a question about breastfeeding? Our lactation specialists are available via our helpline and will gladly coach you through any breastfeeding troubles, questions or concerns.

You can also talk about other services available at our lactation boutiques:

  • Medela breast pump rentals
  • Medela breast pump sales
  • Breastfeeding equipment and supplies
  • Nursing bras and mommy apparel
  • Bra fittings

Breastfeeding and Newborn Care Center

The Breastfeeding and Newborn Care Center is here to help ensure a seamless transition from hospital to home for breastfeeding moms and their newborns. You do not have to deliver your baby at Patewood Hospital to take advantage of our services. We welcome all moms and babies!

Contact Care Center