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, breast pump rentals, breastfeeding supplies and necessities at A Mother's Place boutique located on the 10th floor of the Children's Hospital. 

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 located on the 8th floor of the Children's Hospital or try our Breastfeeding Couples Class or free Breastfeeding Resources.

A Mother's Place

Located on the 8th floor of the Children's Hospital, this boutique offers nursing necessities and unique gifts for mothers and newborns. 

Gift Certificates Available

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. 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:

  • Hands-free pumping bras
  • Nipple shields
  • Nipples/slow-flo nipples
  • Personal fit breast shields (all sizes)
  • Pump & save breast milk bags
  • Starter SNS (Special Need Feeders)
  • Tender care Lanolin
  • Therashells
  • Tubing for Medela pumps
  • Vehicle lighter adapters/battery packs
  • Washable bra pads
  • Quick clean micro-steam bags
  • International adapters
  • Replacement kits for all Medela pumps