At Northside Hospital, we want to support your decision to breastfeed. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for your baby’s first six months.
“Without the practical help and emotional support of the Northside Lactation Consultants, I would have given up breastfeeding after two weeks. They gave me a range of workable strategies and were always encouraging, capable and knowledgeable.”
There’s one thing moms and medical experts agree on… preparing ahead of time is the key to successful breastfeeding. Northside provides breastfeeding education that will give you self-confidence and peace of mind.
Get off to a good start with our FREE breastfeeding eLearning program, which allows you 24/7 access to information, videos, PDFs and animations.
Attend our Breastfeeding
Couples class. Studies show more breastfeeding goals are
met when couples are “in the know” together.
• Speak with other couples.
• Find out how spouses can help.
• Learn why breastfeeding is important.
• Ask questions to the experts.
• Practice techniques.
Moms say and studies show, following these recommendations while you are
in the hospital will give you confidence and peace of mind when you
• Hold your baby skin-to-skin, chest-to-chest.
• Observe and learn your baby’s cues and behaviors.
• Keep your baby with you as much as possible.
• Respond to your baby’s needs to breastfeed 8-12 times in a 24-hour day.
• Delay visitors until you get home.
Breastfeeding is often a learned skill. Before you leave the hospital, our staff can provide you with the knowledge and assistance to help you and your baby enjoy the rewards of breastfeeding.
If you have a quick question after you've already gone home from the hospital, just give us a call and one of our certified lactation consultants can help you over the phone. Or schedule an outpatient consultation.
• Atlanta, Forsyth & Alpharetta: (404) 303-3329
• Cherokee: (770) 720-5100
In our A Woman’s Place boutiques, you can purchase breastfeeding supplies and comfortable nursing bras to help you during this special time.
• Atlanta: (404) 845-5125
• Forsyth: (770) 292-2029
Additional group classes are available across North Metro Atlanta through Northside Hospital MothersFirst.
Mom-Me Connection Support Group (4
Talk with other new moms about successes and struggles you’re facing with breastfeeding.