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Sentara Maternity Services offers several breastfeeding classes for new and expectant mothers as well as support groups led by experienced lactation consultants. To learn more or register, view our options below.

Breastfeeding - Single Class
Geared toward expectant mothers, class includes a discussion of preparation for breastfeeding, mechanics of nursing, care of the breastfeeding mother and baby, nutrition, possible problems and weaning. Partners are strongly encouraged to attend class with mothers-to-be.

Cost: $35 per couple

Sentara Leigh Hospital 
Sentara Princess Anne Hospital
To register, please call: 1-800-SENTARA or register online.

Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center
To register, please call: 1-800-SENTARA or register online.

Breastfeeding Class - Suffolk
Mothers-to-be will learn the advantages, cost factors, positions and benefits of breast feeding, as well as how to care for themselves before, during and after lactation.

Cost: $10 per couple

Sentara Obici Hospital - Garden Level Classrooms C&D
To register, please call: 1-800-SENTARA or register online.

Breastfeeding Support and Discharge
Breastfeeding support doesn't stop once you go home!  See below for lactation support at the Sentara hospital in which you gave birth in to have access to a lactation consultant to answer questions and provide assistance with referrals.

If your question or concern is of an urgent nature, please contact your Pediatrician for more immediate advise.

Cost: Free

Sentara Leigh Hospital
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital,
Please call our Breastfeeding Information Line at (757) 388-MILK (6455).  This is a voicemail system  that is checked seven days a week from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. only.

Sentara Obici Hospital
Please call: (757) 934-4059  Monday - Friday or call: (757) 934-4824 during evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center
Please call: (757) 984-7299 for routine questions; (757) 870-6987 for all other questions.

Breastfeeding Support Group
Meeting is led by experienced Lactation Consultants who will provide support and assistance with any breastfeeding challenges or milk supply issues. Breastfeeding babies of all ages are welcome. Free weight checks. Assistance with back to work and pumping questions.

Cost: Free

Sentara Leigh Hospital
To register, please call 1-800-SENTARA or register online.

Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center. (No registration necessary)
Every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Please ask the nursing staff or call Kris Kiley on the Warm Line (757) 870-6987 if you have any questions.

Home Health Lactation Visit
Home Health Lactation visits are available through Sentara Home Care Services. Have a certified lactation consultant visit you in the comfort of your home to help address feeding issues that may cause difficulties in your breastfeeding experience.

Cost: Check with your insurance company to see if this service is covered.

Please call: Sentara Home Care at (757) 553-3000.

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