As natural as breastfeeding is, it does require some education and assistance—even for mothers who have already nursed a child before. The Birthplace offers several resources for the breastfeeding mother and baby at every stage of the cycle. Prenatal breastfeeding classes, lactation consultation, a breastfeeding support group and toll-free telephone counseling are all available to our patients.
Prenatal Breastfeeding Class
A certified lactation consultant presents the basics of breastfeeding, including myths related to breastfeeding, breast milk vs. formula, immunological properties, normal breastfeeding behavior, breastfeeding and the working mother, dad/partner's role, and more. To sign up for a class, log on.or call our childbirth education partner, Isis Parenting, at 781.429.1500.
Our International Board Certified lactation specialists provide on-site consultation seven days a week. They create individual breastfeeding plans and offer private office consultations regarding position and latch on, breast or nipple soreness, and assistance with twins, premature infants or babies with challenges.
Breastfeeding Support Group
Whether you are a new or experienced mom, every breastfeeding experience is different. Join us for a free drop-in group for breastfeeding moms and babies. Facilitated by lactation specialists, the group offers mother-to-mother support and sharing of tips and techniques, as well as other topics.
Women who are pregnant and interested in breastfeeding are also invited to attend. Bring a comfy pillow or cushion and enjoy learning and sharing in a comfortable, relaxed environment. Meets every Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Trustee Conference room on Davenport 4 in NSMC Salem Hospital. For more information, please call 888.217.MILK (6455).
Support once you go home
- Pump rentals arranged for you at 888.217.MILK (6455)
- Toll-free telephone counseling hot line at 888.217.MILK (6455)