Because breastfeeding is known to provide many health benefits for both babies and their mothers, the maternity experts at Cape Cod Healthcare are committed to supporting women who choose to breastfeed.
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
The Family Birthplace at Cape Cod Hospital, you’ll receive the dedicated help and guidance you need to succeed. Education and 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.
Our breastfeeding support group at Cape Cod Hospital is led by our lactation consultants and helps new mothers meet their breastfeeding goals, addressing topics such as:
Pumping and storing milk
Returning to work while breastfeeding
Cape Cod Hospital Lactation Warm Line
A lactation warm line is available if you need to speak with a lactation consultant.
Outpatient lactation appointments are available with lactation consultants at Cape Cod Hospital, providing specialized services including:
Individualized feeding plans
Infant weight assessment
Help with any breastfeeding issues
To join our breastfeeding support group or make an appointment for an outpatient lactation appointment, please call:
Heather Lakatos, BSN, RN, IBCLC, Lactation Consultant, Cape Cod Hospital: 508-862-5156 Learn More about Breastfeeding