Beth Israel Deaconess - Plymouth is proud to offer a distinguished team of breast-feeding experts uniquely distinguished as International Board Certified Lactation Consultants – registered nurses who have advanced training in the art and science of breast-feeding who help new mothers and babies establish breast feeding as an optimally beneficial and positive experience. Our skilled experts are available to assist new mothers before they deliver, after delivery prior to discharge, and after moms and babies go home.
Prenatal Breast-feeding education
Art of Breastfeeding is a pre-natal monthly class designed to assist and encourage women’s success with breastfeeding newborns. Facilitated by an IBCLC lactation specialist, women learn the anatomy of the breast and breast milk, the physical and emotional needs of parents and newborns, and how to set realistic expectations for the breastfeeding experience. Offered first Wednesday of the month; cost is $15.
In patient breast feeding support:
New mothers are assisted with breast feeding newborns within 3-60 minutes of delivery
Lactation specialists and nursing staff work together to assess progress and support in the development of personal, evidence-based breast feeding plans to help new moms get off to a great start
Lactation specialists visit nursing mothers daily to answer questions, assist in addressing concerns or overcoming challenges and providing supportive instruction
Outpatient Support and Education Services
Free telephone support – call 508-830-2239 and leave a message, and a lactation specialist will return your call within 24 hours (if call is of an urgent nature, please call your doctor or your baby’s pediatrician
Mother-to-Mother Breast-feeding Support Group – every Monday (except holidays) 12-2 in the Boynton Conference Room at Beth Israel Deaconess - Plymouth. Registration not required – bring lunch and baby.
Outpatient Lactation Clinic Visits- individual consultation, by appointment only, for assistance with breast feeding difficulties
Additional Services: Beth Israel Deaconess - Plymouth’s Lactation specialists can provide guidance on maintaining lactation when mother and baby are separated due to employment, illness or other circumstances, and also advice and recommendations on rental or purchase of breast pumps (and how to determine if insurance may cover)