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Lactation Services

At Children’s National, we understand how important breastfeeding is for families and we aim to provide mothers with the caring support, knowledge and encouragement they need. While at the hospital, families can ask their child’s nurse for a lactation consult or even call ahead with questions or concerns. As a health system, we also offer community lactation support services free of charge at our Health Center in Anacostia.


Children’s Health Center Anacostia

Main Hospital Lactation Services

Extended Campus Locations

Breastfeeding After Birth

Sahira Long, M.D., F.A.A.P., medical director at Children's National Anacostia and lactation consultant discusses helpful information about breastfeeding.