Breastfeeding Support

Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children supports exclusive breastfeeding because of the proven health benefits. Our staff includes certified lactation consultants and maternity nurses with special training in breastfeeding support. We are available to assist new mothers with breastfeeding immediately after delivery and throughout the hospital stay.

Our lactation consultants also provide many outpatient services for breastfeeding mothers.

  • Free phone consultations
  • Office visits by appointment to continue breastfeeding support even after mother and baby go home
  • Breastfeeding classes to help expectant mothers prepare for their new baby
  • Pump rentals by appointment
  • Breastfeeding support products available for purchase - we accept flexible spending account (FSA) payments for Medela products
  • Support groups to offer information, advice and support for breastfeeding mothers
    • Breastfeeding Mothers Group (Huntsville):
      Tuesdays, 10 - 11:30 a.m., Women's Pavilion, 120A
    • Breastfeeding Support Group (Madison): Mondays, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Moms who need help weaning or who choose to breastfeed beyond the child's first birthday are invited to our "Extended breastfeeding group," which meets the 2nd Friday of each month, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. All Breastfeeding Support Group meetings are held in the Madison Hospital Wellness Center classroom.

To make an appointment with a lactation consultant, please call (256) 265-7285.

For more information about our FREE breastfeeding classes or to register by phone, please call (256) 265-7296.