The Lactation Service at Boston Medical Center provides 7-day a week lactation care by IBCLC-certified lactation consultants. Our lactation specialists provide services for patients in the BirthPlace Postpartum Unit, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Pediatric Inpatient Unit, the Pediatric Primary Care Clinic and the Adolescent Center.
Boston Medical Center is committed to promoting and supporting breastfeeding and is proud to be a Baby-Friendly hospital
In December 1999, Boston Medical Center became the first WHO/UNICEF Baby-Friendly™ Hospital in Massachusetts. Though the world has over 19,600 sites, only 79 of these are located in the United States. Learn more about the Baby-Friendly Hospital initiative here. (http://www.babyfriendlyusa.org/)
On August 6, 2002 the Assistant Secretary for Health, US Department of Health and Human Services, announced that the Baby-Friendly Hospital at Boston Medical Center was picked as a best practice model for the nation. The "Best Practice Initiative" showcases model programs in public health from around the country.