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Breastfeeding Services & Programs

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Breastfeeding Services and Programs at the University of Rochester Medical Center are provided by our Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, and Toxicology. We seek to help families, providers, trainees and employees.

Call (585) 276-MILK

Inpatient Breastfeeding Support

  • Lactation (breastfeeding) support for mothers/parents and their babies in the Strong Beginnings Birthing Center is provided by six board certified lactation consultants (IBCLC) through the Department of Obstetrics with consultation from the Lactation Study Center. The breastfeeding warm line is (585) 275-9575.
  • Lactation support for mothers/parents with babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is provided by two dedicated board certified consultants.

Outpatient Breastfeeding Support - Before and After Birth

Having a baby is an exciting time, but sometimes breastfeeding doesn't go as planned. Meeting with a lactation consultant or a doctor specializing in breastfeeding can help to answer your questions and work through problems that come up.

Strong Perinatal Associates

500 Red Creek Dr., Bldg. 500, Suite 210
Rochester, New York 14623

Having Challenges with Breastfeeding?

Telephone Consultations for Healthcare Providers

The Human Lactation Study Center is part of the Division of Neonatology and is a valuable resource for our physicians. If your physician has questions/concerns regarding what medications can be taken during breastfeeding or general questions regarding difficulties with breastfeeding, she or he may contact our center. The center maintains a database of drugs in lactation, medical information, and programs around breastfeeding.

Healthcare professionals may call (585) 275-0088 for information and consultation on special issues.

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