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Breastfeeding Centre

The Breastfeeding Centre provides inpatient and outpatient lactation consultation, daily breastfeeding classes, drop-in help sessions for inpatients, and  telephone support.

Located on the 7th floor at 600 University Ave., it also includes the Breastfeeding Accessories Shop.

Our program is staffed by a team of registered nurse/lactation consultants who provide breastfeeding support services free of charge to all Mount Sinai patients for as long as they are breastfeeding their babies. The consultants are also available for prenatal breastfeeding consultations for patients with special needs.
  

Breastfeeding consultation services
 

  1. Prenatal Consultations are available on an outpatient basis by appointment only.  Common reasons for prenatal consultations are:
    • History of Breast Surgery (breast reduction or implants with areolar incision)
    • Previous unsuccessful breastfeeding experience
    • Planning to breastfeed multiples
    Appointments are held Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Call 416-586-4800, ext. 6779.
     
  2. Inpatient Consultations & Education
    An assessments with a breastfeeding consultant is available on the Mother-Baby Units for mothers and babies who meet the criteria for referral. Our unit nurses are all skilled in helping new mothers learn to breastfeed.

    If additional help is needed the nurse will initiate a referral to the breastfeeding consultant. As a patients can also meet the lactation consultant each day during one of the following group sessions:
    Daily Breastfeeding Class  

    Meet with a Breastfeeding Consultant to discuss:

    • tips for success in the early days of breastfeeding
    • ideas for solving some common breastfeeding problems
    • answers to your breastfeeding questions

    Classes held daily.

     

  3. Outpatient Consultations (after mother and baby go home)

    Available 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., by appointment only. These consultations are for any mother and baby who are experiencing difficulty breastfeeding up to 6 months after discharge from Mount Sinai hospital.
     
    Call 416-586-4800 ext. 7409 for an appointment.
       

  4. Telephone Advice for Mother, Physicians and Other Health Professionals

    Available 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for mothers, families, and other health professionals from Mount Sinai hospital.  Typical issues of concerns for other health professionals include: treatment of low milk supply, mastitis, sore nipples and yeast infections.

    Please call 416-586-4800 ext. 7409.
    Telehealth: +1 866-797-0000

 

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