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Breastfeeding Support

Local Support for New Parents

  • Baby Love: Baby Love is a community-based outreach program designed to engage pregnant women in early and continuous prenatal care.
  • Parenting Village: Where families come for support and connection – to share, learn, and grow together.
  • Nurse Family Partnership: A program for first-time parents to foster long-term success for first-time moms, their babies and society.
  • Health Baby Network: Monroe County breastfeeding resources plus all of the participating counties in the Finger Lakes Breastfeeding Partnership.

Inpatient Breastfeeding Support

  • Lactation (breastfeeding) support for mothers 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 with babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is provided by two dedicated board certified consultants.

Breastfeeding Help at Home

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.

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, he or she 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.