Breastfeeding is a natural process that provides many benefits to your newborn. At Holy Cross Hospital, we offer a number of resources to mothers who are breastfeeding or considering it.
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 breastfeeding you may call our warm line at 301-754-7745, a free service for our patients and community members. Questions are answered Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Breastfeeding Support Group
You and your baby are welcome to join our free breastfeeding support group, offered in partnership with Breastfeeding USA. You will get your questions answered, learn how to prepare for breastfeeding and make it easier and enjoy the company of other mothers. The support group meets the third Tuesday of every month from 6:00 P.M.-7:30 P.M. at the Holy Cross Resource Center. Learn more about the breastfeeding support group.
If you are an expectant mom, register today for our class Getting Started with Breastfeeding. This comprehensive class will help expectant moms get off to a good start with breastfeeding. Topics include: benefits to breastfeeding, latching on, positioning, and signs that baby is getting enough. Get registered for our breastfeeding class today!
Breast Pump Rental
Hospital-grade electric breast pumps are available for rental from our Lactation Service office, located on the fourth floor of the hospital. For more information call 301-754-7745. Calls are answered Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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