Breastfeeding Support | Sturdy Memorial Hospital | Attleboro, MA

Breastfeeding Support

Congratulations on the arrival of your new baby and your decision to breastfeed. We acknowledge that breastfeeding is the healthiest choice for you and your baby and the advantages will last a lifetime.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends breast milk as the best food for your baby. The AAP also states that breast milk is all your baby needs for the first six months of life, although you may breastfeed for as long as both you and your child desire. We support your breastfeeding decision and are trained to get you off to a great start.

Classes and Support

We offer a variety of classes to help you on your breastfeeding journey beginning with a 2.5 hour breastfeeding class. You can expect to learn about proper positioning and latch, feeding patterns, building a good milk supply, pumping and storing breast milk, supplementation, and what to do when things are not going as planned.

In addition to the breastfeeding class, we offer a number of different classes and support groups as well as outpatient services provided by our certified lactation consultants.

In The Hospital

To help get breastfeeding off to a great start while you are in the hospital we encourage you to have immediate and continuous skin-to-skin contact with your baby and suggest that you try to breastfeed as soon as your baby is born.

Keeping your baby in your hospital room allows you to bond with your baby and also allows you to breastfeed often which stimulates the production of milk.

Our board certified lactation consultants will visit with you in the hospital and will assist you with learning how to breastfeed. We encourage you to ask for assistance from both our nurses and lactation consultants during your stay.

Upcoming Events

  • Dec
    10
    Monday
    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    A support group for parents, grandparents, and family members who are grieving the loss of a child.
  • Dec
    11
    Tuesday
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Join us in this casual, open forum styled support group. Discussion may range from challenges to successes of breastfeeding.
  • Dec
    12
    Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    A New Moms Group is offered for women with babies between the ages of two weeks and 12 months.
  • Dec
    18
    Tuesday
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Join us in this casual, open forum styled support group. Discussion may range from challenges to successes of breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding Questions?

If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact our lactation services at 508-236-7257.