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Women’s Education and Lactation

Childbirth and newborn care are intensely personal experiences. At Vanderbilt University Medical Center, we help you bond with your baby as strongly as possible in the first days after childbirth. We encourage you to keep your baby with you to promote this important connection. We will not overwhelm you with equipment, doctors or procedures you don't want. If your baby should need specialized or intensive care, we have one of the top neonatology programs in the nation for newborns and premature babies.

We also support breastfeeding through inpatient and telephone consultations, sale of breast pumps, breastfeeding supplies and rental of hospital-grade breast pumps. Our staff are board certified lactation consultants or registered nurses.

Why Choose Women’s Education and Lactation at Children’s Hospital

  • We sell breastfeeding supplies, including breast pumps, which may also be rented.

  • Board-certified lactation consultants and registered nurses are available to teach you how to breastfeed your baby and find solutions to any breastfeeding challenges you experience.

  • We offer inpatient and telephone consultation for lactation issues.