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Breastfeeding Support

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Many women choose to strengthen the mother-child bond and give their babies the best in nutrition by breastfeeding.

Our Maternal Child Health team can help you provide a wonderful beginning to a healthy and happy life for your baby.

All the encouragement and assistance you need to breastfeed your baby is available through our certified lactation consultant services.

As a designated Baby-Friendly Hospital, we offer one-to-one consultations, support groups, resource materials, workplace strategies and more to help you breastfeed successfully.

Our lactation services include:
  • Certified lactation consultants available seven days a week, offering personalized care and breastfeeding support groups that meet regularly at each campus.

  • They can offer assistance before you have your baby, in the hospital setting and by phone after you return home. Simply call them to make an appointment:
    • Augusta: Janet Sirois: (207) 626-1426
    • Waterville: Cheryl Bean-Moody: (207) 872-1625
  • Breastfeeding and pumping rooms for the convenience of breastfeeding mothers.

  • Prenatal counseling on breastfeeding

  • Breastfeeding support groups

  • A wealth of breastfeeding information

  • A Women's Boutique featuring:
    • Breast pump rentals and sales
    • Breastfeeding clothing
    • Custom-fitted nursing bras and accessories
    • Books and supplies
    • Feeding pillows
    • Baby bibs and baby slings