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Breastfeeding Support Services

Breastfeeding offers many benefits for moms and their babies – breast milk is a healthy way to feed your newborn. This is also a special time to bond with your baby. As a regional leader in maternity services, Abington Hospital — Jefferson Health offers resources and education to help you get started. Our lactation consultants provide information, support and services for mothers during their inpatient stay, and/or after leaving the hospital.

Online Breastfeeding Resources

We offer new moms a variety of online video resources to help them get started with breastfeeding their baby. Learn more about the decision to breastfeed, different approaches to breastfeeding, and helpful strategies for feeding your newborn.

Breastfeeding Support Services Warmline

For questions or concerns while breastfeeding, call the Breastfeeding Support Services Warmline at 215-481-6104. The Warmline is monitored by lactation consultants certified by the International Board of Certified Lactation Examiners, who will return your call. For urgent needs or questions, please consult your physician.

Breastpump Rental Station

We offer hospital grade breast pumps for rent and hands-free pumping bras. The Breast Pump Rental Station is open Monday through Friday and conveniently located on the fourth floor of the Lenfest Building (East) and easily accessible from the Zipley Garage. For more information or to make an appointment, please call us at 215-481-6104.

Breastfeeding Support Services Outpatient Office

The Breastfeeding Support Services Outpatient Office offers information, support and services for mothers after discharge from the hospital.

Lactation consultants are available to provide expert assistance and help families develop a plan to address a variety of breastfeeding issues or pumping needs including:

  • Poor latching
  • Engorgement
  • Poor weight gain
  • Pumping issues
  • Returning to work
  • Weaning

Prenatal consultations are also available.

The Breastfeeding Support Service Outpatient Office is located at 1400 Old York Road, Suite E. To make an appointment, please call 215-481-6106.

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