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Breastfeeding When You Go Home
The goal of our program is to support new mothers with the techniques they
need to accomplish their own breastfeeding goals.
Our physicians and nurses work diligently to provide education, support
and care to mothers and their babies, to begin life on a healthy path.
In 2016, Huntington Hospital was designated as a World Health Organization
This accreditation highlights Huntington Hospital’s commitment to
ensuring that all mothers and their newborns receive the support needed
to achieve breastfeeding success.
Breastfeeding Support in the Hospital
We are staffed by board-certified lactation consultants who are available
to offer advice, counseling, and training in
breastfeeding during your stay. Please also refer to your New Beginnings booklet for helpful information.
Breastfeeding Center — Help After You Go Home
Our Breastfeeding Center is staffed by board-certified lactation consultants
who are available to offer advice, counseling, and training in breastfeeding.
Located in the hospital, the Breastfeeding Center offers a wide selection
of breastfeeding products and serves as a resource to mothers once they
Certified lactation specialists are available to assist you from 9:00 a.m.
to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on holidays. Please call for
an appointment, (626) 397-3172.
Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., except for holidays.
(Please note this new time for the support group in 2020.)
The Breastfeeding Center hosts a free support group for breastfeeding mothers
and their infants. Here, under the supervision of a board-certified lactation
consultant, mothers meet to share encouragement and support for their
decision to breastfeed.
Please do not attend if mother or infant is ill (e.g., cold, flu, cough).
Private Lactation Consultations
The Breastfeeding Center provides one-on-one consultations for nursing
mothers. Our lactation consultants can provide advice on nutrition, breast
pumps, weaning, and various other breastfeeding issues. For an outpatient
consultation, the fee is $104.00 per hour. Outpatient consultations require
an appointment and are not covered by insurance.
Breast Pump and Scale Rentals
The Breastfeeding Center rents Medela Symphony breast pumps and Medela
The Breastfeeding Center stocks a large supply of breast pumps, nursing
bras, pads, and other accessories including breastfeeding pillows, swaddle
blankets and supplies to improve the breastfeeding experience for both
mother and baby.
Medela Pump in Style Advanced On-the-Go Tote
Medela Pump in Style Advanced Backpack