Why the Breastfeeding Center of Pittsburgh?

Whether this is your first baby, or your fifth, we want to help you to meet your breastfeeding goals.

bfc-baby-1Whatever they are — short-term, long-term, somewhere in between — we’re here to give you the help you need to get started, and the support you need to succeed.

Visits to the Breastfeeding Center of Pittsburgh are comprehensive, without being overwhelming. Being a new mother can bring many challenges. Even if this isn’t your first baby, you may have new questions or concerns.

We’ve helped thousands of Moms and babies to breastfeed, and we’re ready to help you too.

Transitioning to life with baby, though very rewarding, can be difficult. It can be common to feel anxious at times, with parents wondering, “Is this normal?” Since physical and mental well-being are so important, our board certified lactation consultants are skilled at listening to you and your concerns.

Our pediatricians work with our lactation consultants to provide you with the best possible care.

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Within our practice, we have six board-certified Lactation Consultants. Their experiences range from OB and postpartum nursing to doula care and childbirth education, from breastfeeding support for families enrolled in Early Head Start to leading mother-to-mother breastfeeding support groups. We also have 12 board-certified Providers on staff, many of whom were trained at Mercy Hospital under the legendary Dr. Nancy Brent. Dr. Brent, who retired as the medical director of the BFCPgh in 2014, was named a National Pediatric Hero by Baby Talk magazine and was a pioneer in the field of breastfeeding medicine.

Beyond the hills and rivers of Pittsburgh, the Breastfeeding Center of Pittsburgh is known nationally and even internationally. It was the first practice in the country — and still the only one in Pittsburgh — to be endorsed by the National Breastfeeding Center, which recognizes practices for their ability to meet high standards of care and competency in providing breastfeeding services.

The Breastfeeding Center of Pittsburgh is also an advisor to the United States Breastfeeding Committee, an independent non-profit coalition of more than 50 professional, educational and governmental organizations designed to promote breastfeeding support across the U.S. And we’re regularly visited by practices and clinicians from around the country and around the world — including as far away as Japan — who want to see and learn from the practice we’ve created.