Lactation Resources

Lactation Rooms on Campus

Connect with chest/breastfeeding parents and specialists 

  • Register for and plan to attend the Lactation Resource Group, open to faculty, staff, students, post docs, and their partners. Breastfeeding events and discussion groups are hosting regularly on campus.  
  • Students and Postdocs can contact the Family Center staff at familycenter@upenn.edu with questions about lactation support or for assistance with securing accommodations.

Free Medela Symphony Breast Pump Kits Available

The Penn Women's Center has several Medela Symphony breast pump kits available to give away. If you are interested in receiving a pump kit, please email pwc@pobox.upenn.edu. These kits connect to Medela Symphony double breast pumps, which are available for use at many campus lactation rooms. 

 

Penn Medicine Breastfeeding Services Penn Ob/Gyn Care provides breastfeeding support via classes, discussion groups, and lactation consultants. In addition, the Solutions for Women at Pennsylvania Hospital sells a variety of maternity, breastfeeding and new parent products including pumps, nursing bras, abdominal supports, books and more. Penn Medicine is also proud to be part of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), an international breastfeeding education and support program.

CHOP Breastfeeding and Lactation Program CHOP provides support services and resources for breastfeeding parents, including those who have babies with special needs. 

Breastfeeding Resource Center This Montgomery County non-profit center (215-886-2433) provides expert clinical and educational breastfeeding services such as support groups, parent classes, and services offered by certified lactation consultants.

Philadelphia Department of Health Learn about resources and programs offered by the City of Philadelphia to support nursing mothers. 

Pennsylvania Department of Health The Pennsylvania Department of Health offers extensive information on promoting breastfeeding awareness and support.

Breastfeeding Education From the Office of Women’s Health Learn more about breastfeeding and find tips and suggestions to help you successfully breastfeed. Womenshealth.gov has information about breastfeeding in both English and Spanish.

CDC Breastfeeding Information The CDC is committed to increasing breastfeeding rates throughout the United States and promoting and supporting optimal breastfeeding practices.

International Lactation Consultant Association ILCA is the professional association for International Board Certified Lactation Consultants® and other healthcare professionals who care for breastfeeding families.

It’s Only Natural It's Only Natural helps African-American women and their families understand the health benefits of breastfeeding. Here, you’ll find facts about breastfeeding and get practical tips on how to make breastfeeding work for you while getting the support you need.

La Leche League International Find comprehensive breastfeeding information, online forums and support groups, FAQs, conferences, an international online store, and more.

Medela® Medela provides breast pumps and breastfeeding accessories and an extensive line of products for nursing mothers.

MedlinePlus Breastfeeding Information MedlinePlus offers breastfeeding tips and information in a variety of languages.

Healthcare.gov Breastfeeding Benefits The health care law requires most health insurance plans to provide breastfeeding equipment and counseling for pregnant and nursing women.

Breastfeeding.com This comprehensive website offers breastfeeding resources from A to Z, including video and photo galleries, nursing mother forums, articles about breastfeeding, nationwide directories for lactation specialists and more.

March of Dimes Learn about successful breastfeeding strategies and related maternity