Patient and Family Support

Breastfeeding Consultation and other services

Making New Connections: Breastfeeding Support Group

In addition to the breastfeeding consultation, classes, and rental service we provide, we also offer a free, drop-in support group for breastfeeding mothers and their babies. Facilitated by lactation specialists, the group offers mother-to-mother support and sharing of tips and techniques, as well as other childcare topics.

  • Friday mornings, 9 - 11 a.m.
  • MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center (57 Highland Avenue).
  • Call 888 - 217- MILK (6455) for more information

Childbirth Education


NSMC offers childbirth education for new and expectant parents. View classes and dates.

Pregnancy or Post-partum Depression


During pregnancy and following the birth of your baby, you may experience a variety of feelings from joy to anxiety and depression.

If you need additional support, talk with your obstetrical care provider or contact NSMC Outpatient Mental Health Service at 978.825.6620.

For more resources, please visit northshorepostpartumhelp.org or postpartum.net.

Fetal and Infant Loss Support Group


We offer support during this difficult time. This support group is intended for women and their families who have experienced a loss through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillborn or newborn death.

The group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 7 - 8:15 p.m. at NSMC Salem Hospital in the Davenport 101 conference room (restored library; located on the first floor across from the elevators). No registration is necessary.