Breastfeeding Support

Education and feeding support for you and baby

Advanced Breastfeeding Education and Resources

If you plan to breast feed your baby or are considering feeding options, get the resources you need from the expert lactation consultants at the BirthPlace in Plymouth. We can help you make the right decision for your family.

Our breastfeeding team offers education and support during your pregnancy, in the hospital after delivery and later when you return home with your baby. These specialists are internationally board-certified lactation consultants. They know how to help new mothers and babies learn to breastfeed as a healthy and positive experience.

Benefits of Breastfeeding

Learn how breastfeeding provides nutritional, physical and mental benefits for you and your baby. Watch this Benefits of Breastfeeding video from our doctors, lactation consultants, midwives and nurses.

Inpatient Breastfeeding Support

We encourage you to breastfeed your baby within 30 minutes to one hour after delivery. We stay by your side to help you feel comfortable feeding your baby. We ensure that your baby is latching correctly. And we can show you the best feeding positions to use.

If you choose to breastfeed, a lactation consultant will visit you each day you’re in the hospital. This gives you the opportunity to ask questions, address concerns and overcome any feeding challenges.

Our lactation specialists and nursing staff work with you and your partner to help you create a breastfeeding plan that’s right for your family.

Online Breastfeeding Class

This is a free virtual breastfeeding class designed to assist and encourage women's success with breastfeeding.

Wednesdays from 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm.

Register Here

Mother-to-Mother Breastfeeding Support Group

We offer a virtual breastfeeding support group. To register, please send us an email.

Mondays from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm.

Located at 46 Obery Street, Medical Building Conference Room.

Free Telephone Support

As you breastfeed your baby, you may have concerns or questions, especially as your baby grows or if your baby becomes sick. We’re here to help. If the situation is urgent, call your doctor or pediatrician right away.

  • Monday–Friday: Call us at 508-830-2239 and leave a message. A lactation specialist will return your call within 24 hours.
  • Weekends: Call us at 508-830-2230 and ask to speak with a maternity nurse.

Outpatient Lactation Clinic Visits and Other Support

If you have any problem breastfeeding, you can make an appointment for individual consultation and help.Our lactation specialists also offer help with maintaining your milk supply and feeding efforts under new circumstances and situations, such as:

  • If you become sick
  • When you return to work
  • When to buy or rent a breast pump (and how to determine if insurance may cover the cost)

Whatever the concern, we’re here to answer your questions, from weaning to finding the best breast pump and tips for breastmilk storage.

Breastfeeding Resources

Visit these resources for more breastfeeding information and support.

  • Baby-Friendly USA: An organization dedicated to upholding the highest standards of infant feeding care.
  • Infant Risk Center: Information on over-the-counter and prescription medications.
  • is a blog written by a lactation consultant. Find information on common issues with breastfeeding.
  • Latching Images: This website shows how to latch your baby.
  • US Office on Women's Health: Breastfeeding facts and resources.
  • ZipMilk: Search for lactation consultants near you.