Lactation and Breastfeeding

Lactation Support for Moms and Babies

We’re here for every mom, whether you choose to breastfeed, pump or formula feed. Our goal is to empower you with the lactation help and support you need before and after you give birth.

Getting Lactation and Breastfeeding Support

Our certified lactation consultants are here to support you, whether you’re a new or experienced parent. They can answer questions, help you find good breastfeeding positions and solve other challenges. Asking for a little bit of help can affect how long you successfully breastfeed.

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Talk to a lactation consultant or your doctor immediately if:

  • Your baby isn’t latching properly.
  • You’re delaying breastfeeding or crying while breastfeeding due to sore nipples.
  • You’re thinking about using breast-aid products such as hydrogel pads or a nipple shield. (Some of these products are not recommended in certain situations.)

Lactation Support Hotline

Speak to a lactation consultant or postpartum nurse:

Lactation Support Visits & Locations

Lactation consultants are available by appointment during scheduled clinic hours. You can also reach a lactation consultant when and where you need one by scheduling a breastfeeding video visit. Through video visits, you can get care from the comfort of your own home, at work or on the go. Talk to your provider to see if video visits are an option in your area and how to schedule.

We also provide convenient walk-in lactation support at various locations.

Breastfeeding Classes and Support Groups

Many moms and moms-to-be have questions about breastfeeding. Whether your baby is on the way or has already arrived, our in-person and virtual classes and support groups can help make your breastfeeding journey the best it can be.

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Breast Pumps & Supplies

A lactation consultant or your provider can answer your questions about breast pumps and supplies. They can help you choose the right pump for you and show you how to use it.

Sanford Health Equip

Get everything you need to breastfeed from Sanford Health Equip. We offer a variety of pumps and supplies and can help you feel comfortable and confident while breastfeeding.

Learn more about breast pumps and supplies at Sanford Health Equip.

Breastfeeding Resources

Sanford Health News

Classes & Events

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    Post-Natal Yoga

    Sun 07/14/24 1:30 PM - Sun 07/14/24 2:30 PM
    Sanford Family Wellness Center

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    Birthing with Confidence

    Sun 07/14/24 2:30 PM - Sun 07/14/24 8:00 PM
    Online class