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Breastfeeding Support

L+M is here to support you on your breastfeeding journey. We recognize that every family’s journey is different and unique. We are committed to helping you meet your personal goals, while creating a rewarding and positive experience for both you and your baby.

Inpatient Lactation Consultation

All professional staff on the maternity unit can provide support for breastfeeding moms. Sometimes there are additional needs, an international board-certified lactation consultant is available to visit privately with new moms on the unit. Lactation consultants offer breastfeeding assessments and answer questions before mom and baby go home.

After Discharge from L+M

You may have additional concerns about breastfeeding when you get home. We encourage you to make an appointment with a lactation consultant by calling: 860-442-0711, ext. 2124.

Breastfeeding Classes 

Our online class, Understanding Breastfeeding, is designed to help improve success with breastfeeding. Through step-by-step instructions and 3D animation, you will learn how to achieve a deep latch, how to hold and position your baby and how to maintain healthy milk production. course takes 2-3 hours to compete and follows International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) recommendations and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines. Register online.

Donor Milk Program

L+M offers families the option to use pasteurized donor human milk (PDHM), for their newborns in the hospital. PDHM is used to supplement breastmilk that is not sufficiently available to newborns after delivery. Families are also able to purchase frozen donor milk to bring home to bridge the gap until their milk comes in.

Learn More About the Donor Milk Program

Equipment

Breast pump purchases and rentals are available. For more information, contact our lactation consultant at 860-442-0711, ext. 2124.