Breastfeeding Services

Telephone advice line

CLEs are available to answer brief breastfeeding questions and to evaluate the need for a more comprehensive consultation. Remember if you need more time or have a lot of questions the breastfeeding support group is the place to go. This service is provided free of charge.

Lactation Educators are available to answer brief questions and evaluate the need for a more comprehensive consultation.

It doesn't matter in which hospital your baby was born.


Breastfeeding Consultations

A personal consultation includes a review of your breastfeeding history, discussing your concerns, physical assessment for breastfeeding including baby's weighed feed, observation of a breastfeeding session with assistance from one of our lactaion educators.

Call 408 559-BABY for an appointment and fee information


Breastfeeding Support Group

A chance to ask questions, weigh a feed. Talk to a Lactation educator and other mothers who are breastfeeding. Every Tuesday from 2:00 - 3:30pm in Auditorium in basement in Good Samaritan


Breastfeeding Class

We believe that if you give babies and mothers time together that their natural ability to breastfeed will be apparent. This class will cover breastfeeding from preparation during pregnancy, through your hospital stay and through the first few weeks at home. 

Our focus will be on the biological norm of breastfeeding. Our classes are taught by Certified Lactation Educators, (CLE) considered the gold standard in the field of lactation. We have some of the best CLE’s in the valley!

 

We sincerely hope that you will be able to come away with the knowledge needed to have a successful breastfeeding experience with your baby.

We have specially weighted baby dolls to practice positioning. You will learn manual expression with handmade soft breast pillows. Our focus is on helping you to learn your baby’s instinctive behaviors that make breastfeeding easy and enjoyable. The instructor will work with each couple to make sure you are comfortable with positioning.

 

We will also go over supplies, bra’s and pumps. There is plenty of time for questions throughout the class.


For those of you who will go back to work in the first year of your baby’s life we offer a specially designed class. Please register for the Breastfeeding after Returning to Work Class.