Breastfeeding Education and Support
Helping You Get the Skills to Feel Comfortable Breastfeeding Your Baby
Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s Childbirth Center is committed to educating and supporting moms who breastfeed their babies. Services are provided by International Board-certified Lactation Consultants. To speak with a lactation specialist, call 413- 582-2096.
We offer the following services:
Breastfeeding Basics Class
Learn the basics and find out what to expect. Enroll in this class before baby is born. Learn more.
Outpatient Breastfeeding Clinic
A free, drop-in support group meets weekly on Thursday from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM in the lactation office, near the Childbirth Center. Bring your questions and concerns, meet other new moms, and get advice from a certified lactation specialist. And weigh your baby while you are here.
Breastfeeding Pumps and Supplies
Hospital-grade breast pumps by Medela can be rented by the day or by the month. Pump kits, replacement supplies, nipple shields, and supplemental nursing systems are also available. Call 413- 582-2096 with questions.