Smiling mom breastfeeds newborn

Human milk is the most natural form of nourishment for your baby. Breastfeeding, also called chestfeeding, offers many health benefits for babies and parents and helps sustain the bond initially formed during pregnancy.

At the Family Birth Center, our team offers expert guidance and resources to support your family to the fullest extent, from your child's birth through the end of your breastfeeding or chestfeeding journey.

Prenatal Guidance for Expectant Parents Who Choose to Breastfeed or Chestfeed

Planning Ahead 

We offer prenatal classes for expectant parents who plan to breastfeed or chestfeed, where you and your partner or a support person can learn the benefits and what to expect.

Breastfeeding and Chestfeeding Resources for Expectant Parents

Postpartum Breastfeeding and Chestfeeding Guidance at Your Bedside

Getting Started

At the Family Birth Center, your entire care team is specially trained to help you and your newborn get a healthy start to breastfeeding. As a Baby-Friendly designated birth facility, our team is committed to supporting the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)-endorsed Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.

Additionally, certified lactation consultants are readily available to offer expert support during your hospital stay. Our team, which provides the same guidance as that of private lactation consultants, helps you:

  • Recognize and follow your baby's feeding cues
  • Find comfortable feeding positions for you and your baby
  • Learn to help your baby latch on
  • Learn to manage your breast pump
  • Learn to manage breastfeeding difficulties for baby and mother
  • Understand how your diet affects nutrients in your breast milk

Resources for Breastfeeding and Chestfeeding Parents

Expert Guidance to Support Your Breastfeeding or Chestfeeding Journey

Baby Bistro Breastfeeding Support Group

At the Family Birth Center, breastfeeding support continues beyond your hospital stay. We offer a free weekly support group for breastfeeding parents. New members are always welcome.

Join Our Baby Bistro Breastfeeding and Chestfeeding Support Group

Lactation Support Warm Line

Additionally, our lactation consultants remain accessible to answer your questions by phone. Leave a message on our warm line and a certified lactation consultant will call back to discuss your questions and concerns. 

Call us at 773-702-8885

Prenatal Breastfeeding and Chestfeeding Resources

Take advantage of opportunities to learn as much as you can and plan ahead as you prepare to welcome your little one.

Postpartum Resources for Breastfeeding and Chestfeeding Parents

Our Baby Bistro support group and warm line offer direct access to our experienced team of certified lactation consultants.

Learn more about other helpful resources for parents who choose to breastfeed or chestfeed.