Breastfeeding & Chestfeeding Support
Get Empowered, Supported and Informed
Emory Hospital Midtown and Emory Decatur Hospital are Baby-Friendly designated hospitals, which means we are prepared and dedicated to helping you and baby get the best start. That includes participating in the latest training and applying the latest research to support you during breastfeeding/chestfeeding.
Here, you can find the information, education and support you need to answer questions and settle into a strong routine with your baby—one that helps you both feel comfortable, confident and relaxed during every feeding.
Once you and baby have recovered, you’ll be taken to your room where you both can rest and settle in together. We encourage rooming in, where the baby is kept with you all the time, to help you become familiar with your baby’s hunger cues and practice breastfeeding/chestfeeding.
The first feeding will typically be in the first few hours after birth. Your nurse will help you during feedings, including helping you position baby and share ways to encourage baby’s latch. Our lactation consultants are also available for one-on-one appointments. We will also visit you at least once during your stay with us.
Success at Home
After you leave the hospital and settle into a feeding routine at home, our lactation consultants are just a phone call away. Our resources vary across our Maternity Center locations but include:
Emory University Hospital Midtown – Our two online breastfeeding/chestfeeding classes cover breastfeeding basics and pumping/returning to work.
Emory Decatur Hospital – New parents can register for our breastfeeding classes online or in-person, or join the weekly support group by clicking the links below.
Learn more about the breastfeeding/chestfeeding resources at Emory Healthcare and how we can help you feel confident and successful.