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Human milk provides essential nutrition to infants and children, and it has an important role in the care of hospitalized newborns. Boston Children’s Hospital recognizes the importance of human milk and breastfeeding/chest-feeding to infant health. The Lactation Support Program can work with families to establish a milk supply using the breast pump and to teach their baby to feed.

Our team consists of highly skilled international board-certified lactation consultants (IBCLCs) with extensive pediatric nursing experience. We provide services to inpatient families and employees, as well as healthcare professional education. Our practice is based on current scientific evidence to promote optimal outcomes for our families.