Virtual Breastfeeding Support Group

Meets every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.

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  • Breastfeeding is one of the most important decisions you will make for yourself and your baby. The International Board Certified Lactation Consultants¬© (IBCLCs) at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital are here to help you succeed and make breastfeeding a satisfying experience 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 Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and closed on Sunday.
  • Patients with complex breastfeeding and lactation issues will be referred to Inova Breastfeeding and Lactation Medicine

Prenatal Breastfeeding Services

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