Breastfeeding during COVID-19
We are offering virtual and in-person visits 5 days a week. Please call the scheduling line at 804-828-CHOR (2467) and our coordinator will determine whether an in-person or virtual visit will work best.
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 the 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
- 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
- Plugged ducts
- Yeast infections
- Other maternal risk factors
We offer lactation rooms throughout our facilities.
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)
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