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Breastfeeding Medicine Program

University Hospital 8 Central 1215 Lee St. Charlottesville, VA 22908
Phone: 434.924.0000 : : : :

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Location Hours:

Monday - Friday | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Weekends and Holidays | 9.00 am - 3:00 pm

Parking: Free with validation, using your green parking ticket when you register at your appointment. Use the Lee Street Parking Garage directly across the street from University Hospital and Emergency Department.

Shuttle service: Runs every 30 minutes, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Find shuttle stop locations.

Floorplan (PDF)

Overview

UVA's is one of only 12 hospitals recognized by the Virginia Department of Health for its support to breastfeeding moms.

In-Hospital Consultations

Our lactation consultants visit with every new mother after delivery. We offer lactation support to all moms and babies coping with breastfeeding difficulties. We also provide follow-up phone calls to all breastfeeding moms for ongoing support.

Our NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) provides support to families on a variety of breastfeeding issues unique to NICU babies.

Outpatient Follow-up Visits

We offer outpatient visits for personal breastfeeding issues, including:

  • Evaluation of latch and milk intake
  • Help with increasing milk supply
  • Management of breast refusal or nipple confusion
  • Evaluation of nipple and breast pain
  • Treatment for plugged ducts, engorgement, mastitis and sore nipples
  • Evaluation and treatment of tongue tie
  • Management for slow weight gain
  • Support for complex breastfeeding issues

We also provide:

  • Prenatal consultation
  • Help with pumping and and breastfeeding when returning to work/school
  • Education about the benefits of breast milk and tools for breastfeeding success

Parenting Classes

We offer parenting classes to help prepare and educate you about parenthood. Register for our breastfeeding basics class.

Learn more about our breastfeeding program

Breastfeeding Help

Mothers needing breastfeeding help at home: Call 434.924.0000 and ask for the breastfeeding medicine consultant.

Learn more about breastfeeding after you return home (PDF) and guidelines for nursing mothers (PDF).