Oakwood Lactation Center

One of the most sensitive issues new mothers face is learning how to breastfeed their babies. We're here to help.

All of us at the Oakwood Women's Center extend our sincere congratulations on the birth of your little one!

As professionals in the field of mother-baby care, we understand that the birth of your baby opens up an entire new world for women, complete with joys and fears, questions and concerns. One of the most sensitive issues new mothers face is learning how to breastfeed their babies.

Staffed by certified consultants
The Oakwood Lactation Center is staffed by certified lactation consultants, all of whom have passed the Breastfeeding Certification Exam given by the International Board of Lactation Consultant. All have extensive experience working with breastfeeding mothers, and are well prepared to help with questions or concerns. Shortly after you leave the hospital, a consultant will call you to make sure you are adjusting comfortably. If necessary, you can arrange a personal consultation for additional support and guidance.

Prenatal Support/Breastfeeding Classes
You don't have to wait until after you have your baby to visit the Oakwood Lactation Center. We provide support throughout your entire pregnancy by offering prenatal breastfeeding classes and personal consultations to prepare you before your baby is born.

Breast feeding classes are offered on a regular basis. Click here to find a class that is convenient for you (search under Maternity Education).

Breastfeeding Helpline
In addition to follow-up calls and personal meetings, we have a Breastfeeding Helpline staffed by the lactation consultants. If you have any questions or concerns, you can call the Helpline at 313.593.5929. The helpline is answered:

Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Personal Lactation Consultation Appointments
We also offer one-on-one personal consultations for interested mothers.

  • $45 for mothers who deliver their babies within the Oakwood Healthcare System.
  • $60 for those outside of the Oakwood system.
  • $25 for return visits.

Location & Times
Personal consultants are available at:
Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn
18101 Oakwood Blvd.

Office hours:

Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

To make an appointment at the Oakwood Lactation Center, call 313.593.5929.

Breast Pumps
Oakwood Pharmacies with Medela & Ameda Breast Pumps for purchase

Oakwood Locations with Electronic Breast Pumps for rent

For more information on breastfeeding download the OB Patient Resource Guide.