Augusta University Women's Health supports the idea that every family should decide how they would like to feed their
child. We offer evidence-based education to all families so that they can make the best choices for
themselves and their babies. If they decide to breastfeed, our team is here to provide
guidance, compassion, and support, our team includes:
Support for you and your baby
Our lactation consultants will provide as much, or as little, help as you need. We do this through bedside consultations and outpatient follow-up support that can
- In-person meetings
- Phone calls
- Virtual telehealth lactation consultations
Before your baby is born
We are available to talk with you at any time during your pregnancy. You can ask questions
and get all the information you need as you consider breastfeeding.
- Join our Breastfeeding Information Sessions: The Southeastern United States has one of the lowest rates of breastfeeding mothers
in the nation. We want to change that! AU Health's lactation consultants offer information
sessions twice a month to anyone who wants to find out more about the benefits of
breastfeeding. Breastfeeding = Health!
When are the Breastfeeding Information Sessions?
- the first Saturday of the month (10 am-11am) and
- the third Thursday of the month (7pm -8 pm)
How do I register for a Breastfeeding Information Session?
Register here (select "Breastfeeding for new and expecting mothers", click search, find a Breastfeeding Information Session, and ENROLL).
At the hospital
Nurses at AUMC are trained to help get you started with breastfeeding. At any point
during your stay you can ask them to call in a lactation consultant.
We provide NICU lactation consultations
Breast milk offers many benefits to premature (preemies) and sick babies. When a
child is born too early, or with underlying health problems, they may not be able
to breastfeed right away. In these situations, our lactation specialists can assist
you with establishing your milk supply so that you can provide life-saving nourishment to your baby.
After you go home
We'll follow up with you to see how breastfeeding is going and see if you have any
concerns or questions. Remember, you can always contact us after leaving the hospital
at 706-721-8283 or firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a phone call or telehealth visit.
We know sometimes breastfeeding might seem difficult, but don't give up! Our lactation
specialists can help you with any problems that might arise and get you back on track.