Every pregnancy is different, and the same can be said for the postnatal period and beyond. If you choose to breastfeed your baby, it quickly becomes a staple of your daily routine — and breastfeeding can sometimes come with its own complications.
Bellevue Woman’s Center is committed to helping moms work through breastfeeding challenges with professional inpatient and outpatient lactation consultation and support.
Inpatient Lactation Consultation and Support
At Bellevue Woman’s Center, international board-certified lactation consultants are on staff to guide you through the breastfeeding and lactation process and speak to any questions or concerns that you may have.
Before your child is born, Bellevue’s Lactation Department offers Breastfeeding Preparation Classes three times a month that help moms prepare for the breastfeeding process. Learn more about our Breastfeeding Preparation Classes below in the section titled “Breastfeeding Classes.”
During your stay at Bellevue, lactation consultants will visit daily to help with any complications that you are experiencing and speak with you about your experiences and feelings related to your breastfeeding journey. Our lactation consultants are available on holidays and weekends — no matter when you are staying at Bellevue Woman’s Center, our lactation experts will be there to lend a hand. Inpatient lactation services are part of your care in the hospital and are not billed to your insurance, regardless of how much or how little you use them.
After you are discharged, lactation consultants continue to be available to answer your questions and address concerns. Individual consultations are available through insurance and possible copay.
Outpatient Lactation Consultation and Support
Outpatient Lactation Services are available to new moms, regardless of where they gave birth.
Appointments are different depending on your specific needs. The Lactation Consultants at Bellevue can help you with:
- Low supply
- Latching pain
- Weighted Feeding
- Supplemented Feeding
- Triple Feeding
- Exclusive Pumping
- Pumping Flanging Sizing
- Nipple Shields
- And more!
Lactation Consultants cannot diagnose. If you fear a lip or tongue tie, please talk with your baby’s doctor. We are happy to help after a diagnosis has been made!
To make an Outpatient Lactation Appointment, please call the Lactation Department at 518.346.9514. If we do not answer, please leave a message with your name, contact number, and a brief description of what is going on.
After you make an appointment with us, upon arrival, parking in the Patient Parking Lot, check-in at the front desk, the Lactation Consultant seeing you will get you from the lobby.
Outpatient services go through your insurance. Every insurance coverage is different. Please call your insurance to see your coverage.
Below you will find the breastfeeding classes offered at Bellevue Woman’s Center.
A lactation consultant teaches the Breastfeeding Preparation class. Topics include the benefits of breastfeeding, the lactation process, and maintaining your milk supply. Partners are welcome to attend.
For new moms who are breastfeeding.
Support and encouragement are key factors in successful breastfeeding. A lactation consultant will address your breastfeeding questions and concerns, including returning to work while breastfeeding.
Stress and lack of support may be responsible for a decrease in breastfeeding duration. Learn about your rights, support systems, and breast pumps. Our lactation consultants teach this class. Support Partners & Babies are welcome.
Sign up to receive The Milk Memo, a monthly lactation newsletter from Bellevue Woman’s Center, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.