Breastfeeding Support

South Shore Health encourages and supports breastfeeding as the optimal choice for your baby. (Should you choose to use formula, we will support you in that decision too!)

At South Shore Hospital, each member of our nursing staff is trained to help you establish breastfeeding. Should you require support, our lactation consultants are available to provide additional help to you, even after you go home.

We are proud to offer a wide range of support services for breastfeeding mothers. 

Mom and a lactation consultant talking

Due to ongoing visitor restrictions and social distancing measures at South Shore Hospital, our Breastfeeding Support Group is on hiatus until further notice. For questions about breastfeeding support, please contact the "Warm Line" at 781-624-8602.

Provide a Precious Resource

Baby breastfeeding


South Shore Hospital is proud to be a human milk depot, working in partnership with Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast.

You can read more about our partnership here. 

Visit the Mother’s Milk Bank Northeast website to learn more about donating breast milk at South Shore Hospital. You can also call a Donor Intake Coordinator for screening at 617-527-6263 extension 3, or email donate [at]

The Donor Intake Coordinator will provide further details on how to bring the milk to South Shore Hospital.