Lactation Support for You & Your Baby

Because breastfeeding is so beneficial to babies and their mothers, the physicians and staff at Parkland Medical Center are strong supporters of exclusive breastfeeding. The lactation program at Parkland’s Family Birthing Center provides education, support and counseling to mothers before birth and throughout the breastfeeding journey. Our dedicated lactation consultants are certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) and are members of the New Hampshire Breastfeeding Task Force. All Parkland maternity nurses are trained in lactation support, as well.

Lactation services are available seven days a week at Parkland and are available to women throughout the area, whether their baby was delivered at Parkland or elsewhere. Services include:

  • Prenatal breastfeeding education – Newborn Care and Feeding
  • Bedside consultation for new moms from our lactation consultants to help get breastfeeding off to a good start
  • Ongoing support—through telephone consultation and follow-up visits
  • Baby and You Parent’s Group—where moms share tips and get encouragement
  • Breast pumps and other breastfeeding accessories available for rent
  • For questions about our Lactation Services, call our lactation educators at 603.421.2064.

Baby-Friendly Practices

Research indicates that mothers who are supported in their breastfeeding journey are more likely to breastfeed longer and experience a greater feeling of success. At Parkland, we’re committed to helping new moms breastfeed.

Our goal is to ensure every new mother has the education and tools necessary to breastfeed her baby. If breastfeeding is not possible, our lactation consultants provide advice on formula feeding, proper formula preparation and other aspects of feeding your new baby.

Learn more about our complete pregnancy and birth services at Parkland Medical Center.

Preregister for Your Delivery

Expectant moms should preregister with the hospital as they enter the seventh month of pregnancy. To save time, you can preregister online.

Pregnancy & Birth Resources

For more information about breastfeeding, see the Office on Women's Health (OWH) Your Guide to Breastfeeding.

Visit the Pregnancy Center at our online Health Library for comprehensive maternity resources.