Class Registration

Register online for our pregnancy, birth and parenting classes or call our Access Line at 877-CAPECOD.

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Breastfeeding Support

Because breastfeeding is known to provide many health benefits for both babies and their mothers, the birth professionals at Cape Cod Healthcare are committed to supporting women who choose to breastfeed.

Dedicated lactation consultants

Our board-certified lactation consultants are nurses trained to help you get started breastfeeding as soon as your baby arrives, and support you and your baby throughout your breastfeeding experience. As part of the family-centered care provided at our Family Birthplace, you’ll receive all the one-on-one help and guidance you need to succeed.

Education & support

Preparation for breastfeeding is covered in our childbirth classes, reviewing:

  • Advantages of breastfeeding
  • The anatomy and physiology of lactation
  • Myths surrounding breastfeeding
  • How to help new mothers get the best start possible

On-going support after your maternity stay is available through the Family Birthplace:

  • Breastfeeding support groups at both Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital are led by lactation consultants and help new mothers meet their breastfeeding goals, addressing topics such as:
    • Growth spurts
    • Pumping and storing milk
    • Returning to work while breastfeeding
    • Teething
    • Weaning
  • Lactation warm lines are available to speak with a lactation consultant about your breastfeeding questions:
    • Cape Cod Hospital lactation warmline: 508- 862-7266
    • Falmouth Hospital lactation warmline: 508-457-3632
  • Outpatient lactation appointments are available with lactation consultants at both hospitals, providing specialized services including:
    • Individualized feeding plans
    • Infant weight assessment
    • Help with any breastfeeding issues

To join one of our breastfeeding support groups or make an appointment for an outpatient lactation appointment, please call:

Heather Lakatos, BSN, RN, IBCLC, Lactation Consultant, Cape Cod Hospital: 508-832-5156

Suzan Scharr, RNC, IBCLC, Lactation Consultant and Childbirth Educator, Falmouth Hospital: 508-457-3630

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