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Breastfeeding

For information about breastfeeding your new baby, download our Breastfeeding Guidelines PDF.

Breastfeeding Class (in-person)

This class teaches expectant couples the basic skills for successful breastfeeding. Partners are highly encouraged to attend. Topics include:

  • Advantages of breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding basics
  • Positioning
  • Proper latch-on
  • Normal expectations of breastfeeding within the first 4 weeks
  • How do I know my baby is getting enough
  • How to recognize and avoid common problems
  • Breast pumps (minimal as this is a breastfeeding class)


We recommend that you sign up for this class around your seventh month of pregnancy. Registration is required. Register Online.

Breastfeeding Clinic: One-on-One Consultations

A one-on-one consultation with one of our International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) Registered Nurses provides new mothers with support, encouragement and answers to questions that commonly arise when their newborn comes home from the hospital. Fathers or birth partners are strongly encouraged to attend.

One-on-one consultation includes:

  • Individual attention to your specific concerns; latching and positioning
  • Help with breastfeeding the difficult nurser
  • Nutritional information
  • Instructions on pumping and storage of milk

Appointments are required and there is a nominal $40 fee. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call Hoag's BabyLine at 949-764-2229 (BABY).

For more information, view our Lactation Support Information Sheet.

Breast Pump Rentals

OB Education provides a breast pump rental service for mothers needing a hospital grade pump for either short or long-term use. Contact the Hoag BabyLine at 949-764-2229 (BABY) for availability.