Sibley offers a full range of lactation services to support breastfeeding mothers and their babies. Our goal is to promote breastfeeding by offering high-quality care and support from pregnancy through the postpartum period and beyond.
The Sibley Lactation team is made up of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) and Breastfeeding Educators. Our staff are equipped to provide advice and support on a wide range of breastfeeding and lactation related issues.
During your pregnancy
You can make an appointment with one of our Lactation Consultants to discuss issues related to preparing for breastfeeding. Sibley also offers prenatal breastfeeding education classes through the Childbirth Education Department.
While you are at Sibley
Our Lactation Consultants routinely visit breastfeeding mothers in Labor & Delivery
and Family Centered Care Units
to identify and consult with those mothers who may need extra help with breastfeeding. Breastfeeding Educators teach the daily breastfeeding class, and are also available to assist mothers in selecting nursing bras and other breastfeeding supplies. We also offer the Medela Symphony "hospital grade" breast pump on a rental basis. For more information on breast pumps, click here.
After you go home
Many mothers experience new and different challenges with breastfeeding once they get home. A visit with a Lactation Consultant can help address these challenges and identify solutions to help you meet your breastfeeding goals. At Sibley, we offer lactation consultations in our office at the hospital [link to directions]. Office visits may be scheduled Monday through Friday, and are billed on a self-pay basis. Forms will be provided at the visit so that you can submit a claim to your insurance, if you should choose to do so. Please contact your insurance company to inquire about reimbursement for lactation support. To schedule a visit, please call 202-243-2321 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Retail Items and Breast Pump Rental
We sell retail items and rent breast pumps on an outpatient basis. If you are interested in purchasing a nursing bra or breastfeeding supplies, or buying or renting a breast pump, please call 202-243-2321 or email email@example.com
Weekly Support Group
Sibley Lactation hosts a weekly support group for breastfeeding mothers with babies of all ages.
When: Every Monday from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Where: Sibley Medical Office Building, Second Floor, Conference Room 5
Eligibility: All breastfeeding mothers are welcome, whether they delivered at Sibley or elsewhere. Mothers must have already been discharged from the hospital.
Pre-registration for this group is encouraged but not required. For information or to sign up, please call 202-243-2321 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For all inquiries, including appointment requests, please call the Sibley Lactation at 202-243-2321. Messages are checked seven days a week between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. You can also email us at email@example.com
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Press 2 for breastfeeding questions or to make an appointment