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Breastfeeding Support

Getting Started with Breastfeeding

If you plan to breastfeed, a lactation consultant will visit you during your hospital stay and will provide information, assistance, and support. We have Certified Lactation Counselors and International Board Certified Lactation Consultants on staff. These nurses have received additional specialized training in helping moms and babies with breastfeeding.

After you go home, the lactation nurses will call to see how you and your baby are doing and can answer any additional questions you may have. Breastfeeding assistance is available from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday - Friday and from 9 am - 1 pm most weekends by leaving a message on the lactation support line at 904.819.4353. One of our lactation specialists will return your call within 24 hours. Or email lactationservices@flaglerhealth.org anytime.

Consultations

We offer personal, one-on-one breastfeeding support and consultation with one of our International Board Certified Consultants by appointment. To schedule, please call 904.819.4353 or email lactationservices@flaglerhealth.org anytime.

Mom-to-Mom Breastfeeding Chat Time & Support Group

Mom-To-Mom Breastfeeding Chat Time & Support Groups

At Flagler Health+

When: Every Thursday from 1:30 to 2:30pm

Location: Flagler Hospital, 400 Health Park Blvd. St Augustine, FL, 32086. Suite 4001

Directions: Come through hospital’s main entrance, take the elevators to the Fourth Floor Doctor’s Building (exit to the left from the elevator)

At YMCA at Flagler Health+ Village at Murabella

When: Every third Monday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm (There will not ne a meeting if the date falls on a holiday)

Location: YMCA at Flagler health+ Village at MuraBella, 98 Turin Terrace, St. Augustine, FL 32092

These group welcome breastfeeding mothers and pregnant women along with their small children. One female support person is allowed

Please check the hospital website for updates on any breastfeeding support groups as times and locations may change over the course of the year.

Social distancing, limited attendance, and masks will be required following COVID-19 restrictions. Please do not attend if you are sick, have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, or have been in contact with someone known or under suspicion of having COVID-19.

Reservations are not required, however, if you plan on attending, we would appreciate you letting us know by emailing us at postpartnewcare@flaglerhealth.org.

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