Our International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC), who are Registered Nurses with advanced training in the art and science of breastfeeding, will help you initiate and establish breastfeeding, guide you through any challenges that may arise, and provide the educational and emotional support to help you and your baby to have a positive breastfeeding experience.
Beth Israel Deaconess - Plymouth offers a variety of educational programs and lactation support services for all mothers and babies in our community.
- Prenatal breastfeeding class, held the first Wednesday of each month. Please register in advance through JordanCall (800) 750-5343, $15.00 fee (bring cash or check made out to Beth Israel Deaconess - Plymouth Family Education)
- One-on-one breastfeeding assistance, education and support throughout your hospital stay - from delivery to discharge and beyond. Our lactation consultants and nurses work together to evaluate your progress and develop an individual, evidence-based plan of care to help you get off to a great start!
- Free telephone support – call 508-830-2239, leave a message including a number where we can reach you and we will call you back as soon as possible, within 24 hours. (If your question is of an urgent nature or is a medical concern regarding your breastfed baby, we recommend that you call your doctor or your baby’s pediatrician.)
- Free weekly “Mother-to-Mother” breastfeeding support program every Monday (except holidays), 12-2 PM in the Boynton Conference Room, registration is not necessary – just bring your lunch and your baby!
- Outpatient Lactation Clinic Visits, by appointment, may be scheduled if necessary, for individual consultation for breastfeeding difficulties.
- Assistance with maintaining lactation when mother and baby are separated due to employment, illness or other circumstances. We offer advice and recommendations for renting or purchasing a breast pump, which may also be covered by some insurance plans for certain medical reasons.
Available to our patients as needed
Cynthia Hoar, RN, ILCBC