Lactation services are provided to both inpatients and outpatients by registered nurses that are board-certified in lactation.
IBCLC is the leading internationally recognized lactation certification in the world. IBCLC-certified practitioners are highly skilled in helping mothers with breastfeeding. They also are an important part of the overall maternal/child health team and they assure that evidence-based policies and practices are in place to help mothers succeed with breastfeeding.
Our lactation consultants offer a monthly prenatal breastfeeding class that focuses on milk production, positioning and latching techniques. Other topics covered are feeding cues, how to tell if baby is getting enough, engorgement and sore nipple management. Our goal is to get mom and baby off to the best start and know when, where and how to get help if needed.
Warm-Line Telephone Assistance
Please feel free to call 410-414-5414 or 410-414-4819 during business hours with any breastfeeding question or concerns and one of our Lactation Consultants will be happy to return your call.
Lactation Consultation Appointments
We also offer private one-on-one lactation appointments at the Family Birth Center. Please call our warm-line 410-414-5414 or 410-414-4819 for fees and to schedule appointments.
Breastfeeding support Group
A weekly Breastfeeding Support group meets Wednesday afternoon between the hours of 1:30 and 3:30. Moms help and encourage other breastfeeding moms to know they are not alone and that they can receive the support and education that is so needed. A digital scale is available for moms to weigh their babies before and after feeding. The lactation consultant will be available during these hours to facilitate the group.
Nurturing Necessities is a specialty boutique specializing in quality maternity and breastfeeding products. It is conveniently located inside the Family Birth Center’s waiting room. You can stop by after your prenatal appointments and our experts can assist you with your questions, bra fitting, and purchases. We carry a large variety of maternity and nursing bras as well as maternity abdominal/back supports.
Nurturing Necessities offers rentals of hospital-grade breast pumps and a selection of personal user breast pumps. We also carry all the accessories for the breast pumps as well as special products to help with low milk supply problems.
For store hours, please call 410-414-5414.