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Breastfeed for a healthy beginning!
When you make the choice to breastfeed, you not only provide your newborn with the best possible method of nourishment, you may also give your baby extended benefits such as increased immunity, better health, a strong maternal bond and perhaps even enhanced intelligence.
The Lactation Center
The Lactation Center at the Maternity Place was founded to provide support to you and your newborn as you begin the process of breastfeeding. The center is also here to assist with any questions or concerns that may arise before or after birth.
Recently, the The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) and the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) recognized The Lactation Center with the IBLCE Care Award. The honor was given because the Maternity Place hires International Board Certified Lactation Consultants and has a dedicated lactation program -- an initiative that protects, promotes and supports breastfeeding and provides breastfeeding training to employees and staff.
Breastfeeding Support Services for You and Your Baby
The Lactation Center offers the following breastfeeding support services and educational classes for your transition to motherhood:
Breast Pump Rental: Found to be the most effective and gentle way of assisting mothers with milk expression, we are the only hospital in Broward County that rents hospital grade electric breast pumps, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Breast pump kits are available for purchase if needed.
Breastfeeding Supply Store: Whether its breast pumps, pads, carriers or breastfeeding pillows, our store offers you a variety of products. We can also fit you for a nursing bra, even in difficult to find sizes! Click here for a list of products.
"Warm Line" Telephone Counseling Service for Breastfeeding: Our Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) RNs are available to provide assistance to you and your baby. With just a phone call, our consultants will be pleased to answer any of your breastfeeding questions. At your convenience, you can reach us at 954-468-5276.
Private Consultations: Whether you have delivered at Broward Health Medical Center or at another facility, our Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) RNs are available by appointment for outpatient consultations. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call us at 954-468-5276.
Breastfeeding Support Group: Our breastfeeding support group allows you and other mothers to Grow Together by sharing insightful ideas on early mothering. Our board certified lactation consultants are also available to provide additional assistance and resources. Sessions are free and offered the third Thursday of every month from 10:30AM-12:00PM. The location for this class is at the Sibling Room, 3 South Tower. Click here for class schedule.
Breastfeeding Basics Class: Intended to teach expectant mothers the basics of breastfeeding, this class includes everything you need to know about proper positioning techniques, infant feeding behaviors and how to manage common problems. Classes are $10 per couple and are held the first and third Wednesday of every month from 6:00-8:00PM. The location for this class is at the Cancer Center Conference Room. To register, please call Broward Health Line at 954-759-7400. Click here for class schedule.
The Lactation Center Location
The Lactation Center is located on the third floor of Broward Health Medical Center, 1600 S. Andrews Ave. For more information or to arrange a consultation, please call 954-468-5276. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm, other times available by appointment only.
For more information about our services or to register by phone, please call Broward Health Line at 954-759-7400.