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Lactation Services

birth center w nurseMultiCare provides the information you need to make an informed decision about feeding your baby. We understand that whether or not to breastfeed is a very personal choice. So whatever feeding method is right for you, we will give you and your baby the support you need.

If you need advice, MultiCare does support the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommendation that breastfeeding is the ideal method of infant feeding. If you select breastfeeding, we are dedicated to ensuring that you will gain the confidence and skill to begin and continue breastfeeding your child.

Tacoma General hospital Offers an Array of Breastfeeding Services

Individualized Breastfeeding Consultations – Specialized nurses will help you with basic breastfeeding. If needed, a certified lactation consultant is available to help you throughout your hospital stay and even after you go home.

Outpatient Consultation Clinic – Telephone consultations are available 7 days a week from 8 am to 4pm. Individual consultations are available Monday through Friday by appointment. Please call 253-403-1331 to schedule.

Assistance with Premature Babies – Our specialists are also experts in helping you to breastfeed your special needs baby.

Breastfeeding Classes - Learn about the benefits of breastfeeding, helpful feeding positions, signs of adequate nutrition, support resources and much more. Your support partner is strongly encouraged to attend. For class schedules and registration information, click here.

Breastfeeding Supplies - For breast pumps and other supplies, visit the Mom & Baby Boutique just down the hall from the Family Birth Center at Tacoma General Hospital.

Breast Pump Rentals - Call our breast pump rental line at 253-403-3020 to rent your pump or baby scale today. We offer the Medela Symphony pump. Pump rentals are covered by most insurance if there is a medical need for the baby. Check with your insurance company to verify.

Mom and Baby Breastfeeding Support Group - Come and visit with other moms, share stories and solutions at our support group for moms and babies. Call 253-403-1331.



For more information about lactation services at Tacoma General Hospital, please call 253-403-1331.

Breastfeeding Support Clinic at Good Samaritan Hospital

At the Good Samaritan Family Birth Center's breastfeeding support clinic, we can help you decide how best to feed your baby. If you choose to breastfeed, we can help you learn how and assist you with any problems you may have once you start. Services we offer include:

An expert staff - The clinic is staffed by registered nurses who are international board-certified lactation consultants.

Daily rounds
- Our lactation consultants make daily hospital rounds to visit mothers who have recently given birth at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Individualized Breastfeeding Consultations – Specialized nurses will help you with basic breastfeeding. If needed, a certified lactation consultant is available to help you throughout your hospital stay and even after you go home.

Breastfeeding supplies - We offer a variety of breast pumps and supplies to help with your breastfeeding experience. Pumps and other supplies are available for purchase or rental at the hospital gift shops.  For class schedules and registration information, click here.

Outpatient Consultation Clinic - Individual Consultations are available by appointment Monday through Saturday. Please call 253-697-1209 to schedule.

Mom and Baby Support Group - Meet other new moms and share your stories and experiences. This group is held every Tuesday morning at the Family Birth Center Classroom at Good Samaritan. The group offers informative speakers, discussion of sleep, feeding and adjustment issues, baby weight checks, encouragement and support. Come join the “Best Baby Experience” in Puyallup. The group is free and meets Tuesdays for babies 0-6 months from 10:30 - 11:30am, 6-12 months from 11:30am -  12:30pm) Call 253 697-5300 for more information.

For more information about lactation services at Good Samaritan Hospital please call 253-697-1209.