L+M offers breastfeeding counseling, education and support so that breastfeeding can be a rewarding experience for mother and 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 call our lactation consultant at 860-442-0711, ext. 2124 or the Breastfeeding Information Line at 860-442-0711 ext. 2024.
Breastfeeding Support Groups
Breastfeeding is a learning process for both mom and baby. In addition to lactation services, there is a bi-monthly breastfeeding support group, which meets on Tuesdays from 10 -11 am, offering support and encouragement. The group is facilitated by a board-certified lactation consultant.
Prenatal breastfeeding classes are offered monthly on Wednesdays from 6 -8 pm at L+M Hospital, Baker Auditorium.
Breast pump purchases and rentals are available. For more information, contact our lactation consultant at 860-442-0711, ext. 2124.