Your Own Journey. Your Own Goals.
UR Medicine's Breastfeeding & Lactation Medicine program is dedicated to helping you reach your breastfeeding goals. We can help you overcome struggles and enjoy the process of providing for your baby.
Whether you are facing typical breastfeeding challenges or if you have unique circumstances, our experts are here for you. We offer many services to help you throughout your breastfeeding journey.
We seek to help families who have difficulty with breastfeeding, while also educating providers, trainees, and employees on ways to better serve our patients. We are one of the leading breastfeeding programs in upstate New York.
We look forward to helping you through this exciting stage in life.
In the Media
No Evidence Breastfeeding After Vaccination is Anything But Safe
A fact-checking article by AP News has been published in response to a misleading article posted on social media. The article suggested that breast milk from COVID-19 vaccinated mothers is causing blood clots in infants consuming the milk.
Myth or Medicine Episodes
Dr. Casey Rosen-Carole, Director, has been featured in a number of Second Opinion Myth or Medicine episodes. We encourage you to check them out for information regarding some of the more common breastfeeding questions.
The Birthful Podcast
Dr. Casey Rosen-Carole, Director, joined The Birthful Podcast to share information about how conditions that increase a newborn's risk of hypoglycemia impact initial breastfeeding.
Our Mission and Values
Breastfeeding & Lactation Medicine is committed to helping every family reach their full potential in health and well-being through human milk.
The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®) and International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®) have recognized UR Medicine Breastfeeding for excellence in lactation care.
IBCLC Care Award Press Release
- We believe in a goals-oriented approach: Because many barriers prevent families from exclusively breastfeeding, we seek to help families achieve their own infant and child feeding goals – whether for exclusivity, duration or the use of infant formula.
- We believe in supporting every family who is in the process of feeding human milk: Families come in all shapes, sizes, ethnicities, gender-identities and physiologies. We have unique expertise in understanding the different opportunities and challenges that face the diverse families we see today.
- We believe in access: Our goal is to ensure that every human milk feeding family in Rochester can access our services in a timely and affordable manner. This means that in every organizational strategy we will consider diversity, equity, geography and history.
- We believe in "Meliora": Meliora is "ever better," and for us that means striving towards knowing as much as we can about human milk and lactation, and engaging in trainings, research, and collaborations to create new information and novel approaches that can lead clinical decisions.