The Breastfeeding Wellness Center

What to Expect From Our Comprehensive Breastfeeding Program

Register for a Breastfeeding Support Group

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Monmouth Medical Center's comprehensive breastfeeding program has been expanded to provide breastfeeding support prenatally with breastfeeding education prior to delivery, in hospital lactation support, and continued lactation services after discharge.

Breastfeeding Basics Class

The Breastfeeding Wellness Center located in the Ann Vogel Family Care and Wellness Center at 200 Wyckoff Road in Eatontown, offers a free (in-person or virtual) Preparation for Breastfeeding class that covers:

  • How to get off to the best start possible while in the hospital
  • Position and latching
  • How to know your baby is getting enough
  • Safe and efficient pumping
  • Returning to work

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In-Hospital Breastfeeding Support

Once your baby is born we support skin-to-skin contact to promote breastfeeding from the start. Throughout your stay you will receive assistance guidance with positioning and latching your newborn. Our mother-baby registered nurses (RN) and internationally board-certified lactation consultants (IBCLC) are there to assist you with nursing your baby.

Our after-hours Breastfeeding Support Warm Line is available once you are discharged from the hospital. If you have questions after hours for a lactation consultant, call 848-303-3901.

Outpatient Breastfeeding Services

Breastfeeding Wellness Center

Mom and babyOur outpatient Breastfeeding Program is located at the new Anne Vogel Family Care and Wellness Center at the Monmouth Mall in Eatontown. The convenient location offers easy access with baby strollers via spacious elevators on the first floor to the center, located on the fourth floor. Programs provide breastfeeding support before and after childbirth on an outpatient basis. It is a program designed to help and support families in reaching their breastmilk feeding goals.

Lactation consultants are available by appointment to help mothers overcome challenges to breastfeeding. Additionally, the center offers private prenatal consults and information on how to order a breast pump through insurance on an outpatient basis.

To arrange for a private consultation, call 862-781-3873.


Anne Vogel Family Care and Wellness Center

200 Wyckoff Road
Eatontown, NJ 07724
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Breastfeeding Support Groups and Education Programs

New moms need support. We are here for you. Join a virtual support group to learn from and share with your peers, or come to our Breastfeeding Wellness Center to meet others in person.

  • Virtual Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Support Group. A friendly virtual community, a safe place for new and expecting moms to connect online weekly. Our lactation consultants will provide guidance and answer your questions related to breastfeeding and pregnancy.
  • In-Person Breastfeeding Support Group. Join this in-person group which meets twice a week. Promotes breastfeeding through mother-to-mother support with a lactation consultant moderator. Come feed your baby or just chat with other moms about the challenges and triumphs of breastfeeding.

Visit our Events Calendar to register for breastfeeding classes or support groups, or call 862-781-3873.

Benefits of Breastfeeding

One of the best things we can do to as a start for our children is to provide them with the best nutrition available through breastmilk. Not only is your baby being fed a milk that is customized for them, but it passes on the benefit of the mother’s immune factors for as long as the baby receives breastmilk.

Breastfeeding is one of the most rewarding experiences of motherhood and is the healthiest way to feed an infant during the first year of life. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life, then to continue for 2 years and beyond along with starting solid foods. The more a baby receives breastmilk, the more protection they will have against short- and long-term illness.

When to Reach Out for Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding helps you bond with your baby, is free, and is nourishment that is customized for your baby. After birth, lactation consultants can help to make sure that you are off to a good start. The goal is to empower families to reach their feeding goals.

Breastfeeding support can address issues including:

  • Prenatal consults
  • Assistance positioning or latching infant
  • Nipple trauma or pain
  • Infants with poor or slow weight gain
  • Oral assessment to assess possible tongue tie
  • Making too little or too much milk
  • Breastfeeding premature infants
  • Breastfeeding multiples
  • Learning to pump and evaluation for proper flange fit
  • Transition to work
  • Breastfeeding support groups

Registration is required for all programs. To find out specific program dates or to register, visit our Events Calendar or call 862-781-3873.