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.