We offer the following breastfeeding services:
Prenatal Education: We offer prenatal breastfeeding education and counseling as group classes
Prenatal Counseling: Telephone counseling with an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is available when referred by a UCLA OB provider and delivering at our hospitals.
Staff Training: All perinatal hospital staff working with new mothers have had additional training to support breastfeeding in the hospital after your baby’s birth.
Inpatient Lactation Consultation: Both hospitals have International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) to provide in hospital breastfeeding support.
NICU Breastfeeding Support: Ongoing Lactation support for our NICU families
DME Breast Pump Closet: Support for accessing health plan breast pumps as needed for discharge planning, including having a vendor contract with DME providers to streamline access to breast pumps for selected health plans.
Discharge Planning: All families are welcomed to schedule a follow up phone call to help with breastfeeding.
Outpatient Lactation Consultation: The UCLA Lactation Program offers private lactation visits with UCLA Health’s lactation consultants. Lactation visits are offered by video and in Santa Monica by appointment with provider referral.
Mother / Infant Support Group: Free weekly support group led by an IBCLC to address common concerns during the “4th trimester”.
For more information, please call the BirthPlace lactation office at 424-259-8248.