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Breastfeeding Education & Support

Baby BEST (Breastfeeding Education and Support Together) is a program offered by the Birth Place to support nursing moms. Breast milk is the best nutrition for babies. Our lactation consultants help you succeed with breastfeeding through education and consultations.

Baby BEST services include:

  • An online monthly prenatal breastfeeding education class for expectant couples
  • A breastfeeding helpline that you can reach at 240-566-3880.
  • Daily breastfeeding support for new parents in the Birth Place
  • A weekly in-person breastfeeding support group for parents and their babies.

How Do You Reach the Baby BEST Program?

Our office is located near the Birth Place on the first floor of the hospital. You can contact us by phone at 240-566-3880. Our voicemail is checked regularly throughout the day. Your call will be returned by a lactation consultant.

Who Provides Baby BEST Services?

Our board-certified lactation consultants help breastfeeding moms. Lactation consultants are health care professionals who specialize in breastfeeding.

Weekly Breastfeeding Support Group:

Beginning on September 30, 2022, an in-person breastfeeding support group is held every Friday from 1:00PM to 2:00PM for new parents and their babies in the Mother/Baby Classroom. Join us to meet other parents and babies, share experiences, learn more about breastfeeding, and receive support from lactation consultants. No registration required. Check in at the security desk at the Main Entrance of the hospital.

COVID 19 Precautions:

  • Beginning on April 4, 2023, mask-wearing will be optional for visitors, patients, and team members
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided
  • Mothers and babies only – no siblings please
  • Please stay home if you are not feeling well or have any symptoms of illness

For additional information about breastfeeding, visit our Childbirth Education Library. If you have any questions or require interpreting services, please contact the Lactation Helpline at 240-566-3880.

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