Breastfeeding

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We understand that some moms and babies need help during the learning process of breastfeeding. We provide breastfeeding education during pregnancy, support in the hospital after delivery and also after the birth of your baby. Our board-certified lactation consultants will guide you on:

  • Getting your newborn to latch
  • Ways to hold your baby while nursing
  • Cues that your baby is hungry
  • Understanding different types of breast milk
  • How to know if your baby is getting enough milk
  • Ways to alleviate engorgement

If you have questions prior to your hospital stay, we welcome you to contact our lactation consultants at 732.303.5258 or register for a breastfeeding class.

Breastfeeding Support After Your Hospital Stay

The Lactation Center at CentraState offers a warm, comfortable, supportive environment to educate, counsel, and support breastfeeding mothers. Following your hospital stay, we can still help. Our lactation consultants are available to meet with all mothers, regardless of where they delivered their baby.

We address a variety of concerns during the consultations including but not limited to:

  • Assessing a mother’s milk supply and infant’s intake during feeding
  • Measuring baby’s weight before and after a feeding
  • Individual instruction on latching and positioning techniques
  • Low/slow weight gain concerns
  • Guidance for pumping when you return to work
  • Answering any questions you may have and addressing conflicting information from your OB/GYN and pediatrician
  • Postpartum depression

Most insurance companies cover a minimum of one lactation consultation, although many cover up to ten appointments. Arranged payment plans are available for consultations not covered by your insurance.

Schedule an Appointment

Parents can call our breastfeeding “warmline” at 732-303-5258 to speak with a lactation consultant and schedule an appointment to meet in a private, one-on-one setting*. One-hour consultations are available during normal weekday business hours. When coming in for your appointment, please arrive ten minutes early and come with a hungry baby.

*Please note that during the COVID-19 outbreak, we are providing remote consultations. Please call us at 732-303-5258 for more information.

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