Henry Ford Hospital

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(313) 916-2600

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2799 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48202


All community members.


You want the best for your baby. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends only breastmilk for your baby's first six months, and that you continue to breastfeed for one year or longer after adding solid foods to your baby's diet.

As part of our comprehensive pregnancy and postnatal care, Henry Ford lactation consultants are available to help you and your baby get started. And for times when you cannot nurse your baby, you can pump your milk to feed your baby from a bottle, or you can bottle-feed with formula.

Inpatient Lactation Services are available 6 days per week with varied hours including weekends for women throughout the hospital. Lactation Consultants round routinely on the maternity floor and in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit(NICU)

Attend a class and learn the basics of breastfeeding including: benefits, how breastmilk is made, how to position and latch, how to manage problems, and community support along with Henry Ford Hospital Lactation Services. To register: go to or 1-800-746-9473

Breastfeeding Peer Counselors are available at the New Center One and Ford Road Women's Health Clinics to provide personal breastfeeding education and support as well as monthly breastfeeding classes. Call 1-800-436-7936, (313) 916-8363.

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Call this direct line to ask a question of a lactation nurse: (313) 916-8363
24 hours a day

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