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Breastfeeding Support

Have a positive breastfeeding experience when you partner with certified lactation consultants at Virginia Hospital Center.

Breastfeeding Education

Learn about the benefits of breastfeeding and what to expect when you take our breastfeeding classes.

Care for Nursing Moms

After you deliver your baby, benefit from having a lactation consultant visit you every day you’re in the Hospital. We can help you:

  • Start breastfeeding
  • Sustain a good milk supply
  • Determine if your baby is getting enough milk
  • Learn the signs of hunger in your baby
  • Decide which breastfeeding supplies you need
  • Establish comfortable feeding positions
  • Effectively pump breast milk using a breast pump
  • Learn how to store your breast milk safely

Breast Pump Rentals

Your lactation consultant can help you rent a breast pump from the Virginia Hospital Retail Office. You’ll receive a Medela hospital-grade breast pump. The pump’s technology can help you get as much breast milk as possible and reduce your time pumping. For more information, call 703.558.6744

Breastfeeding Support Groups

If you’re nursing or pumping, attend a mother and baby support group for encouragement and advice.

Access Mayo Clinic’s Expertise

As part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Virginia Hospital Center brings the world-renowned expertise and knowledge of Mayo Clinic to our community. How can I access the expertise of Mayo Clinic? It’s simple – all you need is to be under the care of a physician on Virginia Hospital’s Center medical Staff. 

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Related Locations

  • Main Hospital
    Main Hospital

    703-558-5000

    1701 N George Mason Drive
    Arlington, VA 22205