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.”
Talk with other new moms about successes and struggles you’re facing with breastfeeding in this support group.
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.
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. Or schedule an outpatient consultation or appointment to purchase or rent a breast pump.
Additional group classes are available across the Atlanta region through Northside Hospital MothersFirst.