Lactation Services

Breastfeeding is a great way to get your baby off to a healthy start in life. The lactation consultants at the UM Upper Chesapeake Medical Center Family Birthplace are international board certified lactation consultants who will encourage and support your breastfeeding experience.

Lactation Services include:

  • Prenatal breastfeeding class
  • Visits by a lactation consultant during your stay at the Family Birthplace
  • Weekly support group meetings for moms and babies
  • Telephone "warmline" for support and Questions

Breastfeeding Benefits for Baby:

Decreased incidence of:

  • Ear Infections
  • Allergies
  • Vomiting/Diarrhea
  • Respiratory Illness
  • Meningitis
  • SIDS
  • Tooth decay
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Childhood cancers

Breastfeeding Benefits for Mom:

  • Reduced risk of:
    • Ovarian cancer
    • Premenopausal breast cancer
    • Osteoporosis
    • Heart disease
  • Helps the uterus return to normal size more quickly
  • Breastmilk is free, readily available and changes to meet baby's needs
  • Breastfeeding hormones help mothers bond with their babies and feel more calm
  • Helps speed your metabolism to lose weight more easily

Warm line number 443-643-2948

The warm line provides important current information related to breastfeeding and a way for a mother to leave a message for a lactation consultant to return her call. Calls are returned daily from 8:30am to 3:30pm. Unlike a hot line where a call is answer immediately a warm line call will be returned within 24 hours.