Skip to main content
Find a DoctorGet Care Now
Skip to main content
Search icon magnifying glass








We are here to support you on your breastfeeding journey. We recognize that every family’s journey is different and unique. We are committed to helping you meet your personal goals, while creating a rewarding and positive experience for both you and your baby. Our team provides support and resources to individuals who want to breastfeed/chestfeed that includes education before and after the baby is born. We also support gestational carriers, induced lactation and the LGBTQ community.

After you give birth and before you leave the hospital, our specially trained maternity nurses provide hands-on teaching. Certified lactation consultants are available when breastfeeding issues occur, such as latching difficulties, pain and low milk supply.

Read More

Lactation Resources

Personalized Lactation Support

Complete Lactation Care

Our Advanced Practice Provider Lactation Consultants provide individualized, one-to-one appointments, available in person or through video visits. Our experts work with those who are having issues with feeding their babies due to poor weight gain, latching difficulties, low milk supply, sore/cracked nipples, mastitis and over supply. Partners are welcome and encouraged to participate.

The initial consultation includes a confidential discussion of the medical history of parent, baby and birth story. Our lactation consultant will then provide an assessment and provide recommendations, along with a written detailed plan. Appointments generally last an hour. In person appointments can also include bilirubin and weight checks.

Our team also provides prenatal visits and plans for patients who may be at risk for breastfeeding issues; including those with a history of breastfeeding/chestfeeding issues, breast surgery or endocrine disorders.

Most insurance is accepted. Yale Health Plan patients require prior authorization. To schedule an appointment, call 203-688-MILK (6455).

Video Visit Consultations are done in the comfort and safety of your home using a smartphone or tablet.

In person visit location:

Breast Pump Coordinator

While in the hospital, our onsite breast pump coordinator will work directly with the lactation team to identify families that have not already received an insurance covered breast pump. Once the patient’s insurance eligibility is verified, the coordinator will meet with mom to discuss different pump options that are covered under their individual insurance plan. Families will now have the option to leave with their insurance covered pump at time of discharge. This service is available 7 day a week. No more having to wait for the breast pump to arrive in the mail.

For more information call 508-801-4268.

Breast Pump and Lactation Supplies

A Mother’s Place Boutique is located on the 8th floor of Yale New Haven Children's Hospital. The boutique offers hospital grade breast pump and breastmilk scale rentals, personalized bra fittings and lactation supplies. It also has gifts for mom and baby such as layettes, baby booties, baby hats, lotions and accessories. Gift certificates are available. Gifts baskets are also available for in hospital delivery. Call 203-688-9355 or email [email protected] for details.

In-Person and Online Classes

Choose from multiple online and in-person classes that cover the basics of lactation, including proper latch-on, infant feeding cues, positioning and how to establish a good milk supply.

Learn More

Yale School of Medicine

Yale New Haven Health is proud to be affiliated with the prestigious Yale University and its highly ranked Yale School of Medicine.