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Brooklyn Birthing & Lactation Classes

The Medical Center offers orientation tours of the Stella and Joseph Payson Birthing Center on most Monday evenings. The tour includes helpful information on how to best prepare for the birthing experience. For futher information please call [718] 283- 7614. For our monthly classes visit the events calendar.

Lactation Services

The excitement and demands of parenthood can be challenging, especially immediately following the birth of a child. Parents of newborns can take advantage of our lactation services that are offered to all new mothers. Our two full-time lactation consultants, with credentials through the International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants, are registered nurses who are also experienced in providing education, support and guidance to breastfeeding mothers. In addition to offering individual breastfeeding support on the post-partum floor, we conduct infant care and breastfeeding classes that are offered daily to ease the transition to home, especially for new mothers.

Ongoing breastfeeding support and counseling to mothers whose infants are in the neonatal intensive care unit is also provided.

Joan Burke, RN, IBCLC
Mary Maza, RN, IBCLC