In the immediate weeks following a baby’s arrival, a new mother needs extra care, including partner and family support. Labor and childbirth are physically demanding, as is breastfeeding and looking after a newborn baby. Our services below aim to help you adjust to life with a newborn.
Breastfeeding Support Groups
Breastfeeding is sometimes a challenging experience for new mothers. Our certified lactation consultants facilitate groups in a casual, come-as-you-please setting to help women joy the breastfeeding experience. Moms are welcome to bring any female along for additional support, and there is no fee or any obligation. Join us at one of our six locations:
Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Every Monday | 10am-12pm 4809 Bell Hill Road, Bessemer, AL 35022 Church Parlor
First Baptist Church Every Tuesday | 10am-12pm 128 N Chalkville Road, Trussville, AL 35173 Room 138
Redstone Church (behind Newk’s) Every Thursday | 10am-12pm 600 Montgomery Hwy, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216 Parking/Entrance in the Back
6th Avenue Baptist Church Every Monday | 1-3pm 1101 MLK Jr. Dr. Birmingham, AL 35211 John Thomas Porter Building, 2nd floor
The Church of Brook Hills Every Tuesday | 1-3pm 3415 Brookwood Highland Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35242 Room 306
Shelby Baptist Medical Center Every Thursday | 1-3pm 1000 1st Street N | Women’s Entrance Prenatal Classroom
We’re proud to have developed meaningful relationships with local businesses, whose products and services are all designed to make life with a newborn a little easier, so you can spend more time enjoying it with your new family. Ask us about these new partnerships, which include everything from grocery delivery with Shipt to discounts from local merchants like Cookie Fix, Swaddle and more during your Birth Navigator session.
The Lactation Center provides a number of programs and services to mothers. Some of the services include:
Office consultation for mothers-to-be who are considering breastfeeding and for mothers who have already begun to breastfeed.
In-hospital assistance to provide education and help during the hospital stay.
Medela breast pump rental for short- or long-term use.
Sale of breastfeeding equipment including Medela Pump-In-Style and Medela nursing bras.
Education material, including books and tapes (programs are also available for community organizations).
Breastfeeding helpline for assistance with common problems (205) 877-1978.
A prenatal breastfeeding class is available for expectant mothers who are considering or have already decided to breastfeed. Expectant mothers who have had previous difficulty with breastfeeding may also benefit from the class. Fathers and other support persons are encouraged to attend. For information about class dates and fees call (205) 877-8800.