Breastfeeding Support

If you choose to breastfeed, count on the board-certified lactation consultants and specialty-trained nurses at UNC Medical Center to provide you with support and guidance to help you nurse your baby.

Baby-Friendly® Designated Hospital

Expect the best care and advice during your breastfeeding journey because N.C. Women’s Hospital is a Baby-Friendly® birth facility. You’ll benefit from our commitment to you and your baby. We’ll provide you with the support and information you need to help you achieve successful breastfeeding.

Support for Breastfeeding Moms

Enjoy bonding with your baby and providing nutrition through breastfeeding. Lean on our team to help you:

  • Establish a good milk supply
  • Determine if your baby is getting enough milk
  • Find comfortable feeding positions
  • Get information about buying or renting a breast pump
  • Have skin-to-skin contact
  • Initiate and continue breastfeeding your baby
  • Recognize signs of hunger
  • Return to work without weaning
  • Safely store your breastmilk

Breastfeeding Education During Pregnancy

Gain confidence in your ability to successfully breastfeed by taking a breastfeeding class before your baby is born. You and your partner will benefit from expert advice, hands-on activities, and opportunities to build relationships with other parents.

Ask your prenatal care provider about meeting with a trained volunteer who can answer your questions about breastfeeding and give you a booklet on feeding your baby.

Educational Library

Borrow a book on breastfeeding from our Women’s Health Information Center library. Find the center on the ground floor of N.C. Women’s Hospital

Care When You Need It

Access the experience and knowledge of a lactation consultant any time after your baby is born. A lactation consultant may visit your hospital room, and you can schedule an appointment for a one-on-one assessment once you return home.

Onsite Lactation Room

Take advantage of our lactation room on the ground floor of N.C. Women’s Hospital to privately feed your baby in a quiet space.

Breastfeeding Support Line

Talk with a certified lactation consultant over the phone. Call 984-974-8078 or toll-free at 866-428-5608. Leave a voicemail, and we'll return your call as quickly as possible. Translation services are available.

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