Breastfeeding

Lactation Services

Breastfeeding: Helping you get started

A Certified Lactation Consultant is available to see patients in the hospital after delivery. All team members are skilled in lactation for 24/7 support.

For concerns or questions after you have gone home or to make an appointment, call 865.305.9337.

UT Medical Center Lactation Services provides the following.

  • BabyWeigh Scale - Use of the BabyWeigh Scale helps you determine whether your baby needs additional milk and automatically subtracts the "before" from the "after" weight and displays this calculation in an easy-to-read digital format.
  • Up to date instructions on breastfeeding following the latest evidence based research
  • Private and Individual instruction time
  • Support for mothers with a baby in the Intensive Care Nursery or Intermediate Care Nursery
  • Medela Symphony Electric Breast pumps to use if needed in the hospital.
  • Breast Pump Rental Program is available, if needed.

In addition to the individual instructions we also offer classes. Breastfeeding Classes for expectant parents are held:

  • Every month
  • Reservations are required
  • Call 864.305.9300 to reserve a place for mom, dad and their support people. View upcoming childbirth and baby classes on the Women and Infants Event Calendar.
  • An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) will teach every class

For more information about Lactation Services or any other childbirth concerns or needs please call 865.305.9300. Visit Pregnancy Central to learn more about breast feeding and breast milk.