Specially trained mother-baby nurses at Duke Birthing Center and The Birth Place at Durham Regional Hospital are available to help mothers who need a little guidance learning to breastfeed their babies.
These experienced board-certified lactation consultants with the Advanced Clinical Practice Department are available to inpatient moms and babies who could benefit from some extra assistance -- helping mothers support infants with special needs, manage breastfeeding problems, and establish and maintain a milk supply, if necessary.
Both Duke University Hospital and Durham Regional Hospital provide breastfeeding classes through the community education services at Teer House. Call 888-ASK-DUKE (888-275-3853) for more information.
Breast-pumps are available for purchase through the Bouncing Ball Gift Shop at Duke Children's Hospital. To learn more, call 919-668-4112.
Outpatient lactation consultations are offered through children’s primary care and can by arranged by calling your child's primary care provider: