The Lactation Center at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital is a leading lactation resource for women in Pittsburgh. The Center provides education and support to mothers before birth and throughout the breastfeeding journey. From prenatal breastfeeding classes to bedside consultations, the lactation consultants support a mother’s decision to breastfeed with the latest, evidence-based information, given with a caring touch. The center also provides ongoing breastfeeding education to our medical and nursing staff.
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With approximately 10,000 deliveries per year, the lactation consultants at Magee are experts in teaching, counseling, and problem-solving. They recognize that women who receive support in their decision to breastfeed will nurse their babies longer and with a greater feeling of success. Each lactation consultant is board-certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners and has extensive experience working with mothers and babies.
The Lactation Center provides breastfeeding assistance to mothers while still in the hospital.
For mothers who have returned home, our lactation consultants are available by:
- Phone: 412-641-1121
- Private outpatient consultations.
The Center’s retail, phone, virtual, and outpatient services are available to any mother, regardless of if they delivered at Magee or another facility.
Prenatal Consultations for:
- Mothers who had difficulty breastfeeding a previous child.
- Nipple assessment.
- Mothers expecting multiples.
- Exclusive pumping.
Postpartum Consultations for:
- Sore nipples.
- Milk supply concerns.
- Low/slow weight gain.
- Nursing multiples.
- Transitioning pre-term infants to breast.
- Return to work.
Full-service retail center offering:
- Breast pump rentals and sales.
- Nursing/maternity bras.
- Nursing pillows/stools.
- Breastfeeding and parenting books.
- Complete line of breastfeeding aids and accessories.
- Assistance with selecting breast pumps and products appropriate for your needs.