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.

Why Breastfeeding is Important


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We offer individual consultations, comprehensive plans and support groups to encourage your breastfeeding success.

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Breastfeeding Basics & Beyond

getting started

Getting Started

Breastfeeding is a process that takes time to master. Babies and mothers need to practice.

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How It Works

Your body will go through several changes as you breastfeed. Learn what the changes are and how to deal with them for a pleasant breastfeeding experience.

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Common Challenges

Breastfeeding can be challenging at times, especially in the early days. But it is important to remember that you are not alone.

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Making it Work

Breastfeeding is an important decision for your baby and you. Discover what works best to make it a pleasant experience for both of you.

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Pumping and Milk Storage

Follow these practical tips on choosing a breast pump, storing milk, returning to work while breastfeeding and more.

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Breastfeeding Common Questions

Discover answers to some frequently asked questions about breastfeeding and parenting for new and veteran moms.

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Nutrition and Fitness While Breastfeeding

Learn what you should eat and how much exercise you should do while breastfeeding. 

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Breastfeeding Log

Log your child's progress until you feel confident that your baby is getting enough milk and gaining an appropriate amount of weight.
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Your Guide to Successful Breastfeeding

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Maternity and Parenting Classes

Virtua offers a variety of expert-led maternity classes and support groups for moms, dads and grandparents. Topics include childbirth preparation, prenatal yoga, labor basics, breastfeeding, postpartum depression support and more.

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