New mothers often have a lot of questions about breastfeeding, before delivering their babies, while in the hospital, once they return home and as their babies get older. The lactation consultants at Baptist Health’s hospitals can answer these questions and help make breastfeeding a rewarding experience.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes at Baptist Health

Baptist Health offers breastfeeding classes to mothers who plan to breastfeed or to those who may be unsure. The classes, offered through Childbirth Education, cover the benefits of breastfeeding, nutrition concerns and options for breastfeeding mothers who return to work. Also discussed are latching on and positioning the baby, overcoming common challenges, learning baby’s hunger cues, realistic expectations, and when and where to seek help.

Breastfeeding Assistance in the Hospital

Baptist Health has nurse specialists and certified lactation consultants to help with breastfeeding while you are still in the hospital following your baby’s birth. 

Lactation Consultants and Support Groups

Lactation Consultants and Support Groups

Baptist Health offers support for breastfeeding mothers after you leave the hospital with your newborn. Our lactation consultants are certified by the International Lactation Consultant Association and have received the International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) Care Award for their dedicated lactation program that protects, promotes and supports breastfeeding and provides breastfeeding training to staff. We offer private consultations with these lactation consultants for a fee. Call us for more information or you may choose to attend one of our free breastfeeding support groups.

Breastfeeding Equipment

Electric breast pumps are available for rent or sale at Baptist Hospital and South Miami Hospital, and come with instruction by a lactation consultant. Additionally, we feature a full line of breast-feeding accessories, such as nursing bras, nursing pillows, lanolin, breast shells and freezer bags. Call us for more information.