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Breastfeeding Support

Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children supports exclusive breastfeeding because of the proven health benefits. Our staff includes Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) and maternity nurses with special training in breastfeeding support. We are available to assist new mothers with breastfeeding immediately after delivery and throughout the hospital stay.

Our lactation consultants also provide outpatient services for breastfeeding mothers, including:

  • Free phone consultations
  • Free outpatient visits by appointment with an IBCLC to create an individualized care plan and assist with any challenges
  • Breastfeeding classes to help expectant mothers prepare for their new baby
  • Pump rentals by appointment
  • Breastfeeding support products are available for purchase.  Certified bra fitters and lactation consultants are available by appointment to help you with your purchase. We accept flexible spending account (FSA) payments for Medela products
  • Support groups offering information, advice and support for breastfeeding mothers
  • Scale available to weigh your baby. No need to register.

Breastfeeding items are available in the Gift Shop and Breastfeeding Boutique. 

Contact Us

To speak to a lactation consultant, call (256) 265-7285.

Support Groups

The Breastfeeding Mothers Group

Meets in-person 

Every Tuesday, 10 a.m. - Noon
North Huntsville Public Library
3011 Sparkman Drive NW
Meeting Room 133
Huntsville, AL 35810

Every 1st Saturday, 10 a.m. - Noon
Women’s Pavilion
910 Adams Street
Room 120B
Huntsville, AL 35801