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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

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

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Prenatal Breastfeeding Services

  • InovaWell Prenatal Classes
  • Breastfeeding Medicine Specialist available to do prenatal consults for mothers with medical problems that could cause breastfeeding difficulty (previous breast surgery, questions about medications and breastfeeding, difficulty with breastfeeding a previous child, expecting an infant with cleft lip or palate)

Outpatient Breastfeeding Services

  • Breastfeeding Medicine Service is available at Inova Medical Group Obstetrics and Gynecology in Falls Church.
  • Lactation Consultation with certified IBCLC® Registered Nurse staff available by appointment in the Women’s Boutique. A service fee applies. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 703-776-6455.
    • Infant weight check
    • Breast evaluation
    • Latch evaluation
    • Lactation success planning
  • Virtual Breastfeeding Support Group – meets every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. Register to join here.
  • Lactation Phone Support – Please leave a detailed message on our Lactation Warm Line by calling 703-776-4402.
  • Hospital Grade Breast Pump Rentals in the Women’s Boutique
  • Nursing Bra Fittings in the Women's Boutique

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