Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Services: Virtua Maternity Care

Healthy Benefits for Mom and Baby

Virtua, along with many leading health organizations, recommends that infants breastfeed for at least 12 months, with exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months. 


This means that babies are not given any foods or liquids other than breast milk for the first 6 months. The information below is provided to help you successfully breastfeed your baby.

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MEET WITH A LACTATION CONSULTANT

Virtua offers both in person consultation or real-time video conferencing via a new service called Virtua eVisits. Schedule a one-on-one support session by calling 1-888-VIRTUA-3 or register online below.

* For a limited time, moms who purchase a 1-hour personalized, in-office consultation will also receive a complementary 15-minute "video eVisit" follow-up appointment in the comfort of their home.

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