Breastfeeding is strongly supported and encouraged by our obstetricians, pediatricians and the BMC Mother Baby Unit staff. We offer prenatal lactation consultations by appointment (413-447-2114 ext. 6335) and prenatal breastfeeding classes (see Family Health Education).
Once your baby is born, the Mother Baby Unit nurses will provide you with support and information to help you and your baby get started. Also on staff are three International Board Certified Lactation Consultants who provide seven days a week of coverage if you need additional help.
Our support for your breastfeeding experience doesn't end when you are discharged from our Mother Baby Unit. We provide follow up outpatient visits for you to check in for assurance that things are going well or to address problems. You can schedule this visit before you leave or call for an appointment from home.