Breastfeeding and Lactation Program

Providing milk for your child is one of the most important roles you have as a new mother. Even if you have never considered breastfeeding in the past, the lactation team at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia can help you at least begin pumping milk for your infant.

Two Children, Two Very Different Breastfeeding Experiences

Our Programs and Services

In addition to the programs and services listed here, we also offer support groups and other supportive resources to help you achieve your breastfeeding goals.

Our Team

Our lactation team is comprised of international board-certified lactation consultants and trained breastfeeding resource nurses.

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The Power of Pumping

Watch: Power of Pumping

Hear from moms of patients in CHOP’s N/IICU about their decision to pump breastmilk for their children.

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A Bank that Nourishes

Our Mothers’ Milk Bank allows mothers to contribute, in an important way, to the health of other babies in the N/IICU.

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A Dedication to Breastfeeding

CHOP is the first non-BFHI hospital in the state recognized by the Department of Health for commitment to breastfeeding.