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Breastfeeding/Postpartum

Breastfeeding Support During Your Stay

A breastfeeding-friendly facility, Erlanger East Campus has a lactation consultant who visits each breastfeeding mother during her stay, and our well-trained staff is able to assist. Our breastfeeding services include:

  • In-room assistance with positioning and latching-on of baby
  • Phone & office support following discharge

Postpartum Breastfeeding Support Group - The Milk Connection

Erlanger offers a mother-to-mother lactation support group, facilitated by an IBCLC. Whether your baby is in NICU or at home, this group provides a friendly and informal atmosphere for mothers to discuss the success and struggle of providing milk for your baby. Topics facilitated by a certified lactation consultant include:

  • Getting pumping or breastfeeding off to a good start
  • Handling common challenges for breastfeeding success
  • The emotional adjustment of having your baby in the NICU or bringing your baby home

Kennedy Outpatient Center
Pierce Conference Room
900 E. 3rd Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403
423-778-6247

2022 Dates

  • May 27
  • June 24
  • July 22
  • August 26
  • September 23
  • October 28
  • November 25
  • December 23