Lactation Support: Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes

breastfeeding infant at the Emory Maternity Center in Atlanta, GA

At Emory University Hospital Midtown, we are pleased to support your decision to breastfeed. We encourage you to attend the prenatal breastfeeding class. A prenatal consultation with our lactation specialist is available if you or your doctor thinks you need one. Call our breastfeeding support services at 404-686-2883 for answers to any questions regarding breastfeeding.

Breast-fed babies need to eat at least 1-1/2 to every three hours or more frequently as your baby demands. The first feeding should be as soon as possible after birth. Because your milk supply is being established, it is best for you to nurse your baby at all feedings. Having your baby in the room with you as much as possible lets you readily nurse your baby when he or she first becomes hungry. Our lactation specialists are available for one-on-one breastfeeding support during your hospitalization and even after your go home.

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