Breastfeeding Services & Programs

UR Medicine Breastfeeding Services and Programs are provided by Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, and Toxicology. We seek to help families, providers, trainees, and employees.

Inpatient Support

Lactation (breastfeeding) support for mothers/parents and their babies is available in our emergency rooms and across our hospital units. If you are breastfeeding/lactating and require an inpatient or ER consult, please ask your nurse to page "Lactation." We are available daily from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., 365 days per year.

We have a team of highly trained board-certified lactation consultants (IBCLC) and certified lactation counselors (CLC) in Pediatrics and Obstetrics, with consultation from the Lactation Study Center.

To speak to a lactation consultant by phone after discharge, please call (585) 275-9575 and someone will return your call within 24 hours.

Outpatient 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.

Classes and Baby Cafés

Classes on breastfeeding and lactation are offered by Strong Beginnings and Highland Hospital.

ROCCity Baby Cafés are free drop-in groups for parents who are breastfeeding and lactating, offered at UR Medicine's Women's Health Practice and Highland Hospital.

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