Breastfeeding classes cover the function and structure of the breast, latching and positioning, nutrition, feeding patterns, growth spurts and recommendations on pumping and storage of breast milk.
The Lactation Clinic offers support, education, and resources to help new parents meet their breastfeeding goals.
Happening virtually on Wednesdays at 2 pm, this group provides support and guidance for breastfeeding, parenting and healing after childbirth.
Weekly groups for pregnant patients, new mothers and their families provide a friendly and supportive environment to discuss questions about breastfeeding, newborn care and adjusting to parenthood.
Breastfeeding is natural, but it doesn’t always come naturally. The resources on this list can provide helpful hints for feeding your baby. This list does not indicate an endorsement by Mass General of any products or services offered by the companies included.
Infant Feeding at Mass General
Meet members of the obstetrics team at Mass General and learn how we help you get infant feeding off to the best start possible.
Recursos en Español
- Guía de lactancia maternal: Cómo tener un excelente comienzo (PDF)
- Guía para la familia y la lactancia (PDF)
- Alimentación Infantil (vídeo)
Mass General Is a Baby-Friendly Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital became certified as a Baby-Friendly Hospital on November 25, 2015. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative is a program of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), dedicated to ensuring that all birthing hospitals and centers support new parents as they begin to breastfeed.
At Mass General, we have implemented several programs as part of the initiative, including rooming-in, using pacifiers only for medical reasons and practicing skin-to-skin parent-baby bonding. These practices have shown to increase rates of breastfeeding.
Learn about Mass General’s efforts to help parents meet their breastfeeding goals.