Breastfeeding Support

Breast milk gives your baby a healthy start. It has all the right nutrients, at the right temperature, and protects your baby’s health. Our IBCLC certified lactation consultants can help you and your baby have a successful experience.

We Provide:

  • Assessments and daily help while you’re at The Birth Place
  • ​On-call help and advice after you go home
  • Outpatient consultation (These services are by appointment only. Appointments can be scheduled by calling (603) 577-2560.)
  • Monthly breastfeeding classes
  • Lending library
  • Helpline: (603) 577-2662

IBCLC Certification

AWARD RECOGNITION: International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® Certification
We’ve received the IBCLC Care Award because:

  • Our lactation consultants are IBCLC® certified
  • Our program supports breastfeeding families 7 days a week
  • We do breastfeeding training for medical staff who care for new families
  • We help protect, promote and support breastfeeding

More Information

Tips and Suggestions

Breastfeeding is a wonderful gift for you and your baby. Here are some helpful suggestions:

  • Skin-to-skin contact is important for all babies and their parents. The CDC and World Health Organization recommend holding your baby skin-to-skin within the first hour to life. This practice has numerous health benefits, including helping initiate breastfeeding, maintaining infant body temperature, and helping the parent relax and feel calm.
  • Hand expression of breast milk, without using a pump, is a helpful skill to practice after birth. Watch this video and see this handout for instructions.
  • Good latch creates comfort for you and your baby. Watch this video for an example of a good latch. If latching is difficult or uncomfortable, ask us for help.
  • More information including a video about breast massage for full breasts, engorgement, hand expression, and lumps.

The Three Golden Rules About Breastfeeding

  1. Babies feed eight or more times each day
  2. Babies have gold, mustard-like bowel movements by 5-7 days old
  3. Parents become comfortable with breastfeeding

Breast Pumps 
Many insurance plans, including New Hampshire Medicaid, offer free breast pumps.  Contact your insurance company or ask us for assistance.

Our Certified Lactation Consultants

  • Rebecca Pockl, BSN, RN, IBCLC, Coordinator
  • Carol Yacco, ADN, RN, IBCLC, CCE
  • Suzanne Parodi, RN, IBCLC
Ken McHughBreastfeeding Support