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Labor & Delivery - Lactation Services

Sibley has a full range of Lactation Services available to help breastfeeding mothers and their babies through this special time.  It is our goal to promote breastfeeding by offering support, continuity and the highest quality of care from the prenatal period through postpartum and beyond. Our Certified Lactation Consultants are available to offer advice and work through problems. It is our desire to provide your baby with the best possible start to a full and healthy life.

Prenatal Consultations

Expectant mothers can make an appointment with one of our Certified Lactation Consultants to discuss issues related to breastfeeding.

Inpatient Breastfeeding Rounds

Certified Lactation Consultants visit breastfeeding mothers and identify and consult with those mothers who may need extra help with breastfeeding.

Outpatient Postpartum Lactation Consultations

Once home, breastfeeding mothers may have difficulties or questions that require a visit with one of our Certified Lactation Consultants.  Mothers may make an appointment for an outpatient lactation consultation.  Services are performed on a fee for service basis. Forms are provided for you to file for insurance reimbursement.  Check with your insurance company regarding reimbursement for lactation services.

Outpatient Breastpump Rentals

For mothers who have situations that require them to pump their breasts at home, Medela hospital grade breastpumps are available for rent.  

Outpatient Breastfeeding Supplies

A large selection of breastfeeding supplies, such as breastfeeding bras, breast shells, and feeding devices are available for purchase.  

Outpatient Breastpump Sales

Various consumer grade breastpumps are available for purchase. If you are uncertain as to which pump would be best for you, one of our consultants will be happy to assist you with that choice.  
For all inquiries or to schedule an appointment for the above lactation services, please call (202) 243-2321:  
Option #1: To renew a pump or request a pump rental.  
Option #2: To leave a message for a Lactation Consultant
Option #3: To receive instructions on how and when to return the rental breastpump.
Your call will be returned within 24-hours.  For urgent questions or issues:
Please call our pager at:  (301) 483-1013

To Return a Rental Breastpump:

Breastpumps are to be delivered to the Volunteer Information desk located in the main lobby of the hospital between the hours of:
Monday - Friday: 8:30 am to 6:00 pm 
Saturday - Sunday: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
No returns on holidays.
A signature will be required form the patient or a representative of the patient as verification of the breastpump return.  The patient is financially responsible for the pump UNTIL this signature is received.  Arrangements can be made through the Lactation Center to return the equipment by courier.
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