In the News:
The Affordable Care Act now requires insurance companies to reimburse new mothers for services including breast pumps and visits with lactation consultants. Listen to VPR's Vermont Edition: Breastfeeding and Insurance to learn more.
APD's certified lactation consultants visit nursing mothers in The Birthing Center and provide private consultations by appointment. Support for nursing moms after discharge is available:
(603) 448-7411 24-hour-a-day “Warm Line for Nursing Mothers”
for APD Patients ONLY
(603) 448-7411 APD Lactation Consultant
A Healthy Start
APD is proud to be among the first eight hospitals in the United States to be awarded the designation of “Baby Friendly Hospital.” The Birthing Center was the first Baby Friendly Hospital in New Hampshire. The designation is presented by UNICEF and the World Health Organization to “baby-friendly” hospitals that protect, support, and promote breastfeeding. Learn more about the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.
Our Lactation Program
Our award-winning lactation program provides comprehensive, professional services for nursing mothers and their families. Breastfeeding is an important way for mother and child to bond, and studies have found breastfeeding has direct health benefits for mothers and babies.
See our Tips for Breastfeeding.
See birth at a Baby-Friendly Hospital versus a Typical Hospital Video Rap.
Our expert lactation consultants offer support to guide nursing mothers through the process of learning to feed their babies successfully. This support is available as needed after APD parents return home. For additional information or assistance please call our Lactation Consultant at (603) 448-7411.