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.”
-Grateful New Mom
As a Baby-Friendly® facility, Gwinnett Women's Pavilion is committed to fostering and nurturing a positive breastfeeding environment and experience right from the start. Through education, support and assistance, we work to ensure breastfeeding success for all. To learn more about this designation and the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, visit babyfriendlyusa.org.
Talk with other new moms about successes and struggles you’re facing with breastfeeding.
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.
We offer several options for breastfeeding classes: Breastfeeding Moms, Breastfeeding Couples and a Breastfeeding and Baby Essentials Combo class. Studies show more breastfeeding goals are met when moms have a good support system in place.
Moms say and studies show, following these recommendations while you are in the hospital will give you confidence and peace of mind when you return 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 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. You can schedule an outpatient consultation or appointment to purchase a breast pump. Breast pump rentals may also be available at some campuses.
Additional group classes are available. Click the links below to view dates and times.