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Breastfeeding Support

Count on Cone Health for support and resources to help you breastfeed. Whether you give birth at Women’s Hospital or the BirthPlace at Alamance Regional, you’ll find classes, care providers and policies that promote, protect and encourage successful breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding-Friendly Maternity Care

You can feel confident that you’ll receive care that facilitates breastfeeding at Cone Health. That’s because both of our birth care centers follow practices that have been shown to improve breastfeeding outcomes, such as having your healthy newborn stay in your room throughout your hospital stay.

In 2016, Women’s Hospital received a top, five-star North Carolina Maternity Center Breastfeeding-Friendly Designation from the North Carolina Division of Public Health. In 2015, Cone Health Women’s Hospital was designated as a Baby-Friendly USA Hospital and has sustained the breastfeeding designation every year since.

Certified Lactation Consultants

Benefit from the knowledge and experience of Cone Health’s certified lactation consultants. Trust us to offer sensitive support, advice and assistance in the hours, days and weeks after your little one arrives. You’ll get one-on-one help that addresses your specific questions and concerns.

Breastfeeding Classes

Build a foundation for successful breastfeeding by attending a breastfeeding class at Alamance Regional or at Women's Hospital. Encourage your partner to attend, too. You’ll both gain information and skills to help you begin your breastfeeding experience with confidence.

Breastfeeding Support Groups

After birth, bring your baby (or babies) and gather with other new moms at one of Cone Health’s free breastfeeding support groups to:

  • Share breastfeeding stories, challenges and triumphs
  • Get help from a certified lactation consultant
  • Weigh your baby on an infant scale

Breastfeeding Supplies

Find the supplies you need to make breastfeeding more comfortable and convenient at the BirthPlace at Alamance Regional and Every Woman’s Place at Women’s Hospital. Look for items such as:

  • Breast pumps (for sale and for rent) and parts
  • Nursing bras
  • Breastfeeding supplies, such as nipple shields, breastfeeding pillows and nursing covers
  • Lanolin and other remedies for soreness due to breastfeeding

Learn More About Breastfeeding

Get additional breastfeeding information, support and encouragement by exploring these online resources:

Preregister for Birth Care

Reduce the amount of paperwork you need to complete at the hospital by preregistering online before you go into labor. Preregister for birth care at:

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