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Lactation Services

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We offer a full range of lactation services to support breastfeeding mothers and their babies, including care and support from pregnancy through infancy and beyond.

The Sibley Lactation team is made up of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants and Breastfeeding Educators. Our staff are equipped to provide advice and support on a wide range of breastfeeding and lactation related issues.

Lactation Consultations

During your pregnancy

Appointments are available with our Lactation Consultants to prepare for breastfeeding. We offer prenatal breastfeeding education classes through our Childbirth Education Department.

While you are at Sibley

Our Lactation Consultants routinely visit breastfeeding mothers in the hospital to offer any extra help with breastfeeding. Breastfeeding Educators teach a daily breastfeeding class, and are also available to assist you with selecting nursing bras and other breastfeeding supplies. 

After you go home

Many mothers can experience challenges with breastfeeding once they get home. An office visit with a Lactation Consultant can help address these challenges and identify solutions to help you meet your breastfeeding goals.

Office visits may be scheduled Monday through Friday. To schedule a visit, please call 202-243-2321 or email

 As a courtesy, Sibley will submit a claim to your insurance. It is up to you to determine if your insurance covers a lactation consultation. You may want to call your insurance company to determine what is required before your appointment. If the consultation is not a covered benefit, we will bill you. 

Retail Items and Breast Pump Rental

You may rent or buy a breast pump to take home with you. We also sell nursing bras and breastfeeding supplies on an outpatient basis. If you are interested in purchasing any of these, call 202-243-2321 or email

Mom & Baby Group

This group is open to all new mothers in the community, even if they did not deliver at Sibley.

When: Every Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Building A, Level 2, Conference Room 5
Description: A weekly support group for new mothers and their babies. Come with your baby and share the joys & challenges of motherhood! The group is facilitated by Lactation Services; we are happy to help with general breastfeeding questions and occasionally present a topic that will be of interest to all new mothers. We encourage moms to bring a bag lunch so they can visit and eat.
Cost: Free

Contact Us

For all inquiries, including appointments, please call Sibley Lactation at 202-243-2321.

Press 1 for information about pump rentals and retail purchases
Press 2 for breastfeeding questions or to make an appointment

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