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.
Breastfeeding information for new mothers to help you get off to a good start.
Weekly groups for pregnant women, new mothers and their families provide a friendly and supportive environment to discuss questions regarding breastfeeding, newborn care and adjusting to parenthood.
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 mothers 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 mother-baby bonding. These practices have shown to increase rates of breastfeeding.
Learn about Mass General’s efforts to help all mothers meet their breastfeeding goals from Amelia Henning, CNM, co-chair of the Mass General Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.