Breastfeeding

For most new mothers and their babies, breastfeeding is a rewarding and beneficial experience. Studies have shown breastfed infants tend to have fewer illnesses, less likely to develop allergies, lower incidence of diabetes in addition to a number of other benefits compared to bottle fed babies.

Many new mothers understandably have questions about breastfeeding. At Doylestown Hospital we provide the support needed during this transition by offering breastfeeding classes as well as being staffed with certified lactation consultants who can provide answers to in addition to offering support and encouragement.

Breastfeeding Classes

Classes are available to learn about the many benefits of breastfeeding for mother and baby. Classes are taught by one of our breastfeeding educators. Information on breast milk collection and storage will also be provided.

Learn more about classes

Lactation Consultants

Our lactation consultants are committed to helping mothers and babies reach their breastfeeding potential. Doylestown Hospital has received the IBCLC Care Award in recognition of staffing professionals who hold the prestigious International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC®) certification and for providing a lactation program that is available to support breastfeeding families.

Breastfeeding Rentals and Supplies

Breast pump rental and sales are available for new moms through the Maternity Center.

Rentals

  • Medela Lactina
  • Medela Symphony

Personal Pump Kit

  • Medela Double Kit

Retail Pump

  • Medela Harmony (manual)
  • Medela Hands-Free
  • Medela Pump In Style Advanced

Miscellaneous Products

  • Bottles - 80 ml ea.
  • Breast Shields-all sizes
  • Breastfeeding Book
  • Bustier-Medela Easy Expression (small, medium and large)
  • Connectors
  • Nipple Shields-all sizes
  • SNS Supplemental Nursing System (large and small)
  • TenderCare
  • TheraShells
  • Tubing - Lactina and Pump In Style
  • Valve/Membranes

Breastfeeding Resources