Breast-feeding is a natural process that provides many benefits to your newborn. At Holy Cross Hospital and Holy Cross Germantown Hospital we offer a number of resources to mothers who are breast-feeding or considering it.

10 Tips for Early Breast-feeding Success

Certified Lactation Consultants
While you are in the hospital, our nurses and certified lactation consultants can help you with latching on and positioning, encouraging fussy and reluctant babies, and meeting you and your baby's special needs.

Once you return home, if you have questions about breast-feeding you may call our warm line at 301-754-7745 for Holy Cross Hospital and 301-557-6097 for Holy Cross Germantown Hospital, a free service for our patients and community members. Questions are answered Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Breast-feeding Support Group
You and your baby are welcome to join our free breast-feeding support group, offered in partnership with Breast-feeding USA. You will get your questions answered, learn how to prepare for breast-feeding and make it easier and enjoy the company of other mothers. The support group meets the third Tuesday of every month from 6-7:30 P.M. at the Holy Cross Resource Center. To register, call 301-326-4715. Learn more about the breast-feeding support group.

Breast-feeding class
If you are an expectant mom, register today for our class Getting Started with Breast-feeding. This comprehensive class will help expectant moms get off to a good start with breast-feeding. Topics include: benefits to breast-feeding, latching on, positioning, and signs that baby is getting enough. Get registered for our breast-feeding class today!

Breast Pump Rental
Hospital-grade electric breast pumps are available for rental from our Lactation Service office. For more information call 301-754-7745 for Holy Cross Hospital and 301-557-6099 for Holy Cross Germantown Hospital. Calls are answered Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Parent Review e-Newsletter
Sign up for Holy Cross Health's free weekly email newsletter, The Parent Review, for information tailored to the week of your pregnancy or the age of your newborn. It includes breast-feeding information and tips for nursing mothers.

Download 10 Tips for Early Breast-feeding Success.