Breastfeeding Support Group

Christine Sweeney, LICSW Program Manager, Parent Connection, BIDMC

SEPTEMBER 08, 2016

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Since 1991, when the Parent Connection at BIDMC first began supporting families after discharge from our postpartum units, we’ve supported thousands of parents in the amazing and often overwhelming adjustment to parenthood. One of the most common themes that can be a surprise to first time parents is that breastfeeding is typically a learned experience for both mom and baby.

The experience of learning to breastfeed can be quite stressful particularly if baby does not have a lot of patience when he/she is hungry. As such, it is common that moms and babies need additional support after they go home from the hospital around breastfeeding, and often that support means seeing a lactation consultant who is able to observe and assess the feeding process.

We are most happy and proud to announce that beginning on September 28, 2016 The Parent Connection, in collaboration with our OB nursing department, is launching our newest group! Our drop in breastfeeding support group will run on Wednesday afternoons from 12noon-1:30pm at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Ave, Boston on the 6 Feldberg postpartum unit. From Main Entrance on the East Campus, moms and babies can take the Feldberg elevators to the 6th floor and a greeter will be there to guide you to the Solarium where the group will be led by one or our International Board Certified Lactations Consultants. We’ll have a scale so you can weigh your baby, both pre and post feeding as well!

This group is offered free of charge to any mom with questions, or in need of support around breastfeeding. You don’t have to have delivered at BIDMC to come. No registration is required, but if you have additional questions about the group feel free to call the Parent Connection office at 617.667-BABY.

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