Our lactation specialists hand-picked the following resources to provide you with more information on the benefits of breastfeeding. We encourage you to sign up for our breastfeeding class or support groups for more info.

Our lactation specialists hand-picked the following resources to provide you with more information on the benefits of breastfeeding. We encourage you to sign up for our breastfeeding class or support groups for more info.

Getting started

Strategies to Relieve Engorgement

Breast Pumps

If you need to pump while you are in the hospital, Bridgeport Hospital has high-grade electric pumps available, which include a kit and handheld breast pump that you can take home.

You may also rent breast pumps at several area locations. Check with your insurance carrier to confirm if your policy covers the rental or purchase cost. Click the links of popular breast pump manufacturers below to learn more.

Support Groups

As a nursing mom, you may have questions and concerns along the way: How do I know if my baby is getting enough milk? How do I fit breastfeeding into my lifestyle? What are different breastfeeding positions? How do I begin weaning?

Bridgeport Hospital offers the following breastfeeding support groups and classes tailored to help you and your baby:

Breastfeeding Basics

Breastfeeding Support Group for New and Expectant Moms