Breastfeeding is strongly supported and encouraged by our obstetricians, pediatricians and the BMC Mother Baby Unit staff
We offer prenatal lactation consultations by appointment at 413-447-2114 ext. 6335, and prenatal breastfeeding classes.
More information about registering for a class can be found here.
Inpatient Lactation Support
The lactation team and staff nurses are here to make your nursing experience a successful one. We have a full time International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and a per diem IBCLC on staff. A lactation consultant is a certified breastfeeding specialist who is available to help mothers’ breastfeed their babies in normal and in challenging situations. We also have four Certified Lactation Counselors on staff that can assist you in your breastfeeding journey. We are able to assist you in getting a personal use breast pump through your insurance. We have breast pumps available at the hospital and if you are approved by your insurance, you will leave the hospital with a pump.
Outpatient Lactation Support
Please call BMC Lactation Department at 413-447-2114 extension 6338 to make an appointment with one of the lactation consultants at Berkshire Medical Center’s Lactation Clinic. There is no charge for this visit ,but an appointment is required. We would like to help you solve your breastfeeding concerns. Even if you think things are going well, we are always happy to answer any questions that you have.
BMC Lactation hours are 7:30 am - 4pm, 7 days a week.