Breastfeeding Services

Lifecycle WomanCare provides a wide range of lactation services to breastfeeding mothers, including education, support, individual consultation, and breastfeeding support groups that are open to the public. LWC’s lactation support begins with the first prenatal appointment and continues throughout pregnancy and post-partum care.

 

We take great pride in helping mothers have success in breastfeeding, especially given its well-established medical benefits. Breast milk contains antibodies that help babies fight off viruses and bacteria, and breastfed babies have been shown to have lower risk of asthma or allergies as well as fewer ear infections, respiratory illnesses, and bouts of diarrhea. They also have fewer hospitalizations and trips to the doctor. [1] Midwife-led birth center births result in a significantly higher rate of breastfeeding success, from initiation to months later.[2] More than 90% of LWC mothers are still breastfeeding exclusively at six weeks, compared to a national average of 48%.[3]

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“I always knew I wanted to breastfeed, but I was nervous I wouldn’t know how. Taking LWC’s breastfeeding prep class while pregnant gave me the confidence I needed. The midwives are so helpful, and we were able to get my daughter on the breast shortly after delivery. I had a relatively easy breastfeeding experience, and I think the information and hands-on guidance I got at LWC played a huge part. And what a relief to know that if I did have questions or concerns, help was just a phone call away!” 
 Megan H. 

Individual Lactation Services

 

We provide expertise and support to new mothers for many breastfeeding issues, including excess or low milk supply, latch issues, and pumping issues, in person and over the phone.

 

Click here to request a lactation appointment.

Convenient Breastfeeding Classes

 

We cover topics from proper latch and positioning to nutrition and bonding and more, while providing guidance and support to make breastfeeding as easy and stress-free as possible.

 

Click here for information on upcoming classes and support groups.

Breastfeeding Support Groups

 

LWC’s lactation experts lead public forums in Rosemont, West Philadelphia, and Phoenixville, where women learn from and support each other through common challenges.

 

Click here to view the schedule for our support groups.

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