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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Virtual Breastfeeding Support Group

Meets every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.

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The choice to breastfeed is one of the most important decisions you will make for yourself and your baby. The International Board Certified Lactation Consultants® (IBCLC®) at Inova Alexandria Hospital are here to help you succeed and make breastfeeding a satisfying experience.

We are:

  • Sensitive to families' different cultural needs
  • Eager to "meet the mother where she is" during the breastfeeding experience
  • Available to help the mother plan for how to continue breastfeeding if she returns to the workplace

All services are by appointment. The breastfeeding center and lactation boutique is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and closed on Sunday.

Lactation Services During Your Stay

  • Inpatient breastfeeding class with mother and infant
  • Bedside breastfeeding evaluations and problem solving as needed
  • Neonatal intensive care nursery visits for premature infants or infants with special needs
  • Multidisciplinary team approach to breastfeeding issues with your obstetrician/nurse

Services Once You Go Home

  • Private lactation consults, including weight checks and nursing bra fittings
  • Breastfeeding advice over the phone
  • Breastpump information, rental and sales
  • Breastfeeding supplies, including nursing bras and apparel, nursing pads and pillows, lanolin and milk storage bags