Breastfeeding Resources

At Yale-New Haven Hospital we recognize the importance of breastfeeding on the health of babies. We provide support and resources to women who decide to breastfeed including providing education before and after the baby is born as well as hands-on teaching from specially trained maternity nurses and certified lactation consultants who are available 7 days a week. They help women experiencing breastfeeding problems, such as latching difficulties, pain and low milk supply.

Once the mother is discharged, follow up support is provided through our BABY program, and Back to Work breastfeeding classes

We also offer personalized bra fittings, rent breast pumps and sell breastfeeding kits and accessories at A Mother's Place boutique located on the 10th floor of the hospital on York Street. We also offer individual breast pump instruction with purchase and a Breastfeeding Couples Class for new and expectant parents. Gift certificates are available.

Breastfeeding Assistance

Nursing mothers face challenges and have many questions and concerns along the way. Is my baby getting enough to eat? Am I breastfeeding my baby correctly? How often should I breastfeed? Where can I purchase a well-fitting nursing bra? What are my options for pumping? When can I return to work?

We are always available to answer your questions. Stop by our offices or try our Breastfeeding Couples Class or free Breastfeeding Mothers' Support Group.

A Mother's Place

Located on the 10th floor of the Children's Hospital, this boutique offers nursing necessities and unique gifts for mothers and newborns. 

Mon-Fri: 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 2 pm
(Closed weekdays from 1 - 1:30 pm)

A Mother's Place

Medela® breast pumps are available to rent or purchase. We also offer portable, electric, autocycling, professional-grade Pump in Style breast pump systems. Individual breast pump instruction is provided by our knowledgeable staff and included with each purchase.

We carry a full line of Medela® and BRAVADO! ® nursing bras and intimate apparel. We also offer personalized bra fittings. Appointments are strongly recommended.

Breastfeeding Kits & Accessories

We sell a variety of stylish, affordable breastfeeding products and accessory kit parts, including:

  • Battery Pak for Pump in Styles
  • Breastmilk Storage & Feeding Sets (BPA-free)
  • Cooler Elements
  • Hands-free Pumping Kits
  • Harmony Manual Breast Pump
  • Moby Wraps
  • Nipple Shields
  • Nipples/Slow-Flo Nipples
  • Nursing Stools
  • Personal Fit Breast Shields (all sizes)
  • Pump&Save Breastmilk Bags
  • Starter SNS
  • Tender Care Lanolin
  • Therashells
  • Tubing with Adapter
  • Vehicle Lighter Adapters
  • Washable Bra Pads
  • Quick Clean Micro-steam Bags
  • Soothies
  • International Adapters
  • Pump in Style Replacement Kits