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Lactation services

Guiding you through the breastfeeding journey 

As a new mother, breastfeeding can come with quite the learning curve. That’s why we’re here to help. At our dedicated lactation clinic, you’ll receive breastfeeding assistance for yourself and medical care for your infant. 

The World Health Organization and American Academy of Pediatrics recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life. At CHoR, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. We recognize every baby and mom is different so we offer resources and reassurance for all levels of breastfeeding experience – from those who have never breastfed or are struggling to moms who might just need a refresher. Our team includes International Board Certified Lactation Consultants® who provide care in the newborn nursery as well as the breastfeeding clinic. Our physicians, nurse practitioners and nurses have extensive experience helping families throughout all stages of the breastfeeding process, from birth to the six-month mark and beyond. 

Care for your family 

It’s not unusual for families to encounter challenging breastfeeding situations. Our team assesses these individual situations and makes personalized recommendations specific to each mother and baby. We offer assistance with concerns including:  

  • Breast milk supply 
  • Breast pumping 
  • Breastfeeding multiples 
  • Engorgement 
  • Latch difficulty 
  • Pain with breastfeeding 
  • Preterm birth 
  • Return to work 
  • Sore nipples 
  • Tongue tie 

The clinic team also works closely with our women’s health colleagues to help mothers with: 

  • Breastfeeding challenges following surgery 
  • Mastitis 
  • Plugged ducts 
  • Yeast infections 
  • Other maternal risk factors 

Lactation rooms 

We offer lactation rooms throughout our facilities.

Lactation resources 

CHoR Lactation Clinic: 804-828-CHOR (2467)
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VCU Mom website resources

VCU Health postpartum support group

Lactmed® drug interaction database for breastfeeding mothers  

WIC (Women, Infants and Children)

KellyMom website

Attaching your baby at the breast video

Colocación durante la lactancia materna

Sandwich hold/Asymmetric latch video

Expressing the first milk video

Forma de usar el sacaleche la primera vez

Paced bottle feeding by The Milk Mob

Alimentar con Biberón al Ritmo del Bebé por The Milk Mob



Support for breastfeeding moms

Nurse practitioner Laura Haskins talks the ins and outs of breasfeeding and how new parents can find support.

Erin Evans
Erin Evans CPNP, IBCLC Lactation, Pediatric primary care Read more
Gauri Gulati
Gauri Gulati MD, IBCLC Lactation, Pediatric primary care Read more
Laura Haskin
Laura Haskin CPNP, IBCLC Lactation, Pediatric primary care Read more
Sandra Holahan
Sandra Holahan CPNP, IBCLC Lactation, Pediatric primary care Read more
Mary Beth Willis
Mary Beth Willis NP, IBCLC Lactation, Pediatric primary care Read more
Caitlin Trumbore
Caitlin Trumbore CPNP Lactation, Pediatric primary care Read more

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