Breastfeeding Support

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that infants should be fed breast milk for the first 12 months after birth and exclusively for the first 6 months. Both you and your baby can benefit greatly from breastfeeding — your baby receives proper nutrition, and you’re able to bond with your baby through skin-to-skin touching. However, breastfeeding is a learned skill and may take some time to perfect. And that’s where we come in!

At Tufts Medical Center and Tufts Children's Hospital, we are dedicated to supporting new moms and families — both in and out of the doctor’s office. We offer a number of resources to help guide you through this new and invaluable experience. 

Lactation consultants

New moms may find it helpful to work with a lactation consultant, a health professional specially trained to address all of your breastfeeding questions and concerns. To make an appointment with a board certified lactation consultant, please call 617-636-0175.

Baby Cafe

Conveniently located at Tufts MC in downtown Boston, our Baby Café provides a safe and comfortable space for pregnant and breastfeeding families to drop in — no appointment needed. Our expert team of lactation consultants and nutritionists are available on-site every week to provide education on all aspects of breastfeeding, from prenatal decisions to pumping and maintaining milk supply.

What else to expect when visiting our Baby Café: 

  • A relaxed, judgement-free zone where your breastfeeding relationship is valued and respected
  • Up-to-date information about breastfeeding to help you make informed decisions   
  • Social support from other pregnant and breastfeeding families 

Learn more about licensed Baby Cafés here.

Visit us

When: Every Thursday 11 am—noon
Where: Mother Infant Unit, North 3
Tufts Medical Center
800 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111