Contact our breastfeeding support "warmline." Available by phone Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm.
Our Family Birthing Center staff understand that breastfeeding is a process for both mother, partner and baby. Although breastfeeding is a completely natural process, it does not always come easily. It is a learning experience and takes time before it can feel "normal." We strive to equip mom with the education and confidence she needs to help with breastfeeding her baby.
Lactation consultants are available to help new mothers while they are in the hospital. All consultants are International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) and registered nurses.
Lactation specialists can visit with new moms in the hospital to educate, assist, troubleshoot, and encourage milk supply. Lactation professional strive to prepare moms for going home. They can also help nursing mothers learn how to properly pump their breast milk.
Breastfeeding Support by Phone
The warmline is a free breastfeeding support service by phone that gives mothers an additional opportunity to connect with a lactation specialist. Mothers can call 540.316.4011 to ask questions or make an appointment for the Outpatient Breastfeeding Clinic.
Breastfeeding Education Class
To help build confidence, we also offer a Childbirth Education Class specifically for breastfeeding. Breastfeeding 101 is filled with specific instructions and expert advice on how to get a good start to breastfeeding. For more information on how to get started, check out our Childbirth Education Classes.
Questions? Contact the Family Birthing Center at 540.316.4000.