Breastfeeding Services

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If you are a new patient seeking prenatal care, please call 310-794-7274. If you are an established patient and need to reach labor and delivery, call 310-825-9111 for the BirthPlace Westwood or 424-259-8250 for the BirthPlace Santa Monica.

We offer the following breastfeeding services:

Prenatal EducationWe 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.

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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: Ongoing telephone support, video visits and / or in person lactation consultations are provided when medically necessary and with referral.  This service is available to families whose babies are born in our facilities and are less than 2 weeks of age to help initiate and sustain breastfeeding.

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.