breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding is the most natural way to feed our babies, but it isn't always easy to get started. Most moms need some help at first. If you are a new or expectant Mom who wants to breastfeed, contact us at 315-788-8450 before or after your baby is born. If you would like us to contact you, please complete this Referral Form. We can help moms by giving support:

  • Over the phone
  • During home visits and one-on-one consultations
  • In group workshops/support groups

You can learn about:

  • Mother's health
  • The importance of breastfeeding for mothers and babies
  • Changes that happen when you are pregnant that get you ready to breastfeed your baby
  • How to position your baby to get proper latch and prevent sore nipples
  • How to pump and store breast milk, and how long it can be kept at room temperature, in the refrigerator, or in the freezer
  • How to breastfeed in public, and the laws that protect breastfeeding mothers

For more details, see this brochure or call or text 315-836-5464, 315-836-6341, or 315-804-1725. For further assistance you can also call the NYS 24-hour breastfeeding hotline at 518-221-7183 or visit breastfeedingpartners.org.

Watch this video for more information about your breastfeeding rights in our community.

More resources including videos about common breastfeeding questions and challenges.

Breastfeeding is the gift that lasts a lifetime!

Contact

April Bennett
Nutrition Program Manager
Aln48@cornell.edu
(315) 788-8450 ext. 265

Last updated July 26, 2019