Lactation Support Program Overview

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Boston Children's Hospital recognizes that breastfeeding is important to families and the health of their children. The Lactation Specialist works as part of the child's health care team to promote and support breastfeeding.


The Lactation Support Program:

  • gives breastfeeding support and education to mothers

  • works with mothers to prevent and manage breastfeeding problem

  • supports breastfeeding infants with special health care needs, such as congenital heart disease and prematurity

  • helps mothers maintain milk supply when separated from their babies

  • teaches mothers how to use breast pumps

  • assists mothers in finding breast pumps and equipment

  • teaches educational programs for health care providers

  • supports employees who return to work after maternity leave and wish to continue to breastfeed their baby through the Employee Lactation Support Program.

The Breast Pump Rental Program offers:

  • short and long term rentals of Hollister Ameda Elite Breast pumps

  • retail sales of breastfeeding supplies and equipment (Hollister Ameda Inc. and Medela, Inc.).


The Lactation Support Program is located in the Center for Families. It is on the ground floor of the Farley building, across the hall from the Cashier's window.

We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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