breastfeeding services through NSMC Birthplace
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.

Lactation Consultation

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: Making New Connections 

We have 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 10 to 11 a.m. on the 4th floor of MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center.  

Call 888.217.MILK (6455) with questions. 

Breastfeeding Classes

Like any new skill, breastfeeding takes knowledge and practice to be successful. Taught by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, this class will give expectant parents the skills and confidence to prepare for successful breastfeeding. Learn more and register

Pump rentals and telephone counseling

  • Pump rentals can be arranged for you, as well as toll-free telephone counseling
  • 888.217.MILK (6455)