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Breastmilk provides essential nutrition to infants and children, and has an important role in the care of hospitalized newborns. Boston Children’s Hospital recognizes the importance of breastmilk and breastfeeding to infant health, and the Lactation Support Program can work with mothers to establish a milk supply using the breast pump, and to teach their baby to feed.

Our Lactation team consists of highly skilled International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) with extensive pediatric nursing experience. We provide services to inpatient families and employees, as well as healthcare professional education. Our practice is based on current scientific evidence to promote optimal outcomes for our families.

Links to Family Education information sheets

Breastmilk donation

Medication use while breastfeeding

Massachusetts resources