Breastfeeding Support Services
Breastfeeding Your Baby
Breastfeeding offers many benefits for moms and their babies – breast milk is a healthy way to feed your newborn. This is also a special time to bond with your baby. As a regional leader in maternity services, Abington Memorial Hospital offers resources and education to help you get started. Our lactation consultants provide information, support and services for mothers during their inpatient stay, and/or after leaving the hospital.
Education and Phone Support
Lactation consultants are available during your postpartum stay. Staff members also follow up with phone calls after discharge. For questions or concerns while you are breastfeeding, a Breastfeeding Support Services Warmline is available at 215-481-6104. The Warmline is monitored by lactation consultants, certified by the International Board of Certified Lactation Examiners, who will return your call within 24 to 72 hours. For urgent needs or questions, please consult your physician.
Conveniently located on the fourth floor of the Lenfest Building (East) and easily accessible from the Zipley Garage, the Breastfeeding Support Services Store is open Monday through Friday. For more information about hours, or to make an appointment, please call 215-481-6106. We offer high-quality equipment and supplies. These include products such as breast pumps for sale or rent, as well as other breastfeeding accessories and intimate apparel. We also offer free bra fittings. For more information or to make an appointment, please call us at 215-481-6106.