Breastfeeding Support
  • Breastfeeding Support

    One of the most important things you can do to nurture your baby is breastfeed. The Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life and the gradual introduction of solid foods while maintaining breastfeeding from 6-12 months. Our goal is to help you make informed decisions about breastfeeding.

    Successful breastfeeding begins before your baby is born. At AAMC’s Breastfeeding Basics class, a lactation consultant will show you how to get familiar with the basics of breastfeeding in a step-by-step process.

    Don’t worry if breastfeeding doesn’t come easily in the first few days and weeks after you bring your baby home. Remember you’re learning something new and it may take a while to get the hang of it. Trust your body, your baby and yourself. Most of all don’t be afraid to ask for help!

    Lactation Services

    Many new moms benefit from breastfeeding support. AAMC's nurses and lactation consultants can help you with everything you need for a successful breastfeeding experience, including information, tips on techniques and support. All of our International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) are registered nurses with years of experience guiding new mothers and babies. 

    Get your breastfeeding questions answered when you need help. When you’re home, AAMC lactation consultants are available seven days a week via our WARMline. Consultants answer calls and emails between 9 am and 3 pm and respond within 24 hours. Our consultants can also help you find support resources in the community for ongoing in-person help and support. Call the WARMline: 443-481-6977.

    More Breastfeeding Resources

    AAMC offers breast pump rentals. Many moms want a breast pump for use while breastfeeding. Our lactation consultants are available to answer questions about choosing the best breast pump for your personal needs and how to access one.

    Hospital-grade electric breast pumps are available for rent. For more information call 443-481-6977.  Please contact your insurance company before delivery. They can tell you if you have benefits for a breast pump and what the process is for ordering one.

    Breastfeeding Support Group. During this support group, you will learn more about breastfeeding and the changes that happen as your baby grows.

    Breastfeeding for the Working MotherLearn the secrets to maintaining a good milk supply, how to use your breast pump and how to continue breastfeeding successfully after you return to work.

    Back to Work Breastfeeding Support Group. Join this group to discuss questions and concerns you may have about breastfeeding when you return to work. Share your experiences and hear new ideas on how to continue to work and breastfeed successfully.

    AAMC Smart Parents on Facebook. Stay in touch with ongoing helpful information and support when you join our Facebook community focused on the journey of parenthood. This is a safe, non-judgmental group where you can ask questions and get answers from local moms and dads, and AAMC experts.

    Read more about Breastfeeding on our Blog.