meet the lactation support team
The Lactation Support Team at Geisinger consists of six specially trained lactation nurses with combined experience of more than 30 years. Through continuous research-based education, they strive to empower mothers to have a healthy, rewarding breastfeeding experience.
The team provides support to mothers in the newborn nursery, seeing all breastfeeding mother/baby couples during their hospital stay. Babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) also receive special attention with learning how to initiate and improve their natural breastfeeding instincts. Mothers of NICU babies are supported in creating a milk supply and taught techniques for maintaining their milk supply when using a breast pump.
The lactation support team is proud to be a part of creating the ultimate bond that a breastfeeding mother and baby experience, empowering mothers with continued breastfeeding support throughout the entire breastfeeding experience.
For more information and to speak to a lactation nurse, call:
- 570-271-6560 or 570-271-6211, Geisinger Medical Center
- 570-808-5700, Geisinger Wyoming Valley