Getting Help with Breastfeeding

Once you and your baby are out of the hospital and back home, there are times when you may need some help with breastfeeding.

Fortunately, there are great resources available to you, beyond the help and guidance you received in our hospital (you may even want to contact one of these during pregnancy, so you’ll have support lined up when the time comes):

•  Le Leche League – This advocacy and support organization has chapters worldwide. Contact one near you for help with breastfeeding questions and challenges. Your chapter may even host local breastfeeding support groups.

•  International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) – An IBCLC is highly trained and must go through a rigorous certification process. These consultants work in hospitals, physicians’ offices or independently. Find a consultant near you.

•  Breastfeeding Support Groups – Check with our hospital and look around your community for information on available breastfeeding support groups for moms. Sharing your questions and challenges with other moms and a trained group leader can be very helpful.

This message is not intended to provide individual medical advice. Always seek the advice of a physician or qualified healthcare provider for any questions you have about your health or medical condition, your breastfeeding issues and your infant's health. Never disregard, avoid or delay contacting a doctor or other qualified professional because of something you have read in our emails, webpages or other electronic communications.

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