Our nurses are specialists in caring for you and your baby. They will help and support your choice of infant feeding.
Breastfeeding mothers also have access to our Breastfeeding Center, whose staff members are International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC). They are experts who can help you prevent, recognize and address your breastfeeding concerns. At least one consultant is available every day in the hospital to see patients and take your phone calls.
We welcome telephone calls at any time. Outpatient consultations are also available and pre-registration is required. In order to allow us to reserve time for your visit, please call (717) 851-2953 in advance to arrange for a consultation.
The Lactation Center also offers high quality breastfeeding supplies and equipment at reasonable prices. Medela breast pumps, nursing pillows, a large selection of nursing bras and camisoles and breast care products are available for your purchase. Hospital-grade breast pumps are also available for rental. Gift certificates are a wonderful option for family and friends, and our consultants can guide you to make the best selections for your unique needs.
The WellSpan York Hospital Childbirth & Family Education Program offers a two-hour breastfeeding class for expectant parents. This is included in the prepared childbirth series or can be taken individually.