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Your breast milk is the most natural form of nourishment for your baby. Breastfeeding offers many health benefits for babies and mothers and helps sustain the bond initially formed during pregnancy.

Breastfeeding Guidance at Your Bedside

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

Ongoing Lactation Support

At the Family Birth Center, breastfeeding support continues beyond your hospital stay. Our lactation consultants remain accessible to answer your questions by phone. We also offer a weekly support group for breastfeeding moms. New members are always welcome.

Free Lactation Support Line:
773-702-8885

Connect with a certified lactation consultant at the Family Birth Center.