Our Breastfeeding Center offers women an encouraging, supportive, and informative
environment in which to learn more about breastfeeding. We are staffed
by certified lactation consultants who are available to offer advice,
counseling and training in all aspects of breastfeeding.
For most new mothers and their babies, breastfeeding is a rewarding and
beneficial experience. Numerous studies have indicated that breastfed
infants tend to experience fewer illnesses, are less likely to develop
allergies, and have a lower incidence of diabetes than their bottle-fed
counterparts. Besides the health benefits provided to a newborn, breastfeeding
is less expensive, and often more convenient, than bottle-feeding.
Please call the Breastfeeding Center with any questions or to schedule
on-on-one appointments (626) 397-3172.
You can also contact
Perinatal Health Education with questions about Baby & Me classes (626) 397-8768.
Breastfeeding Support Group & Consultation
Breastfeeding Support Group
The Breastfeeding Center hosts an ongoing free support group for breastfeeding
mothers and their infants. Here, under the supervision of a lactation
specialist, mothers meet to share encouragement and support for their
decision to breastfeed.
Any breastfeeding mother and her infant may attend these no-cost meetings,
provided both are free of communicable illnesses (i.e. cold, flu, cough,
etc.). Due to safety considerations, infants are permitted to attend only
until they are able to crawl. The group meets every Thursday morning from
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., except for holidays.
In addition to sponsoring the breastfeeding support group, the Center provides
one-on-one consultations for nursing mothers. Our lactation consultants
can provide advice on nutrition, breast pumps, weaning and various other
At Huntington Hospital, mothers may enjoy a private, free of charge consultation
while they are inpatients.
For an outpatient consultation, the fee is $104.00 per hour. Outpatient
consultations require an appointment.
For a variety of reasons, some women experience difficulties when breastfeeding.
For these women, breast pumps and other breastfeeding accessories can
ease the discomfort or complications resulting from inadequate milk supply,
engorged or infected breasts, flat or sore nipples, or other special circumstances.
The Breastfeeding Center stocks a large supply of breast pumps, such as
Pump in Style Advanced On-the-Go Tote orPump in Style Advanced Backpack, nursing bras, pads, pillows and other accessories helping to improve
the breastfeeding experience for both mother and baby.
Rent a Pump or Scale
The Center also rents, by appointment, Medela
Symphony breastpumps and MedelaBaby-Weigh scales. Certified lactation specialists are available to assist you from
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on holidays.
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