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If You Choose to Breastfeed

The maternity center at South Shore Hospital offers educational opportunities and support services fBreastfeedingor breastfeeding mothers: 

  • A South Shore Hospital “warm line” — phone support for breastfeeding mothers.
  • Follow-up care in our Lactation Clinic with a medical referral.
  • All of our nursing staff are educated to help you establish breastfeeding. Should you require additional support, our lactation consultants are available to provide additional help to you.
  • After discharge, we offer a breastfeeding support group free of charge. Please ask your nurse or call (781) 624-8602 for more information.
  • While we encourage and support breastfeeding as the optimal choice for your baby, we also support a mother's decision to use formula for feeding. We strive to provide education so you can make an informed decision.
  • Breast pump sales and rentals are available at South Shore Hospital through Dartmouth Medical. For more information, please call (781) 624-3470. See the Breast Pump Sales and Rentals pamphlet for additional resources.

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