Lactation Center

Pediatric Associates of Richmond has been a pioneer in providing in-house breastfeeding support services.  Our services include lactation consultation, assistance with breast pump rentals, purchase, and adjustments, and nursing bra fittings. The majority of first-time parents are unaware that most lactation services are covered by health insurance plans, and we help take care of insurance reimbursement.

Lactation Appointments

Jan, Robin, Laura, Lauren, and Heather, our 5 International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (I.B.C.L.C.), have over 60 years of combined experience, and see patients at each of our locations.  Because each I.B.C.L.C. is also a Nurse Practitioner you have the option of combining the lactation visit with your infant’s regularly scheduled check-ups or weight checks, saving you time and money.

Lactation Rooms

We have 3 lactation rooms at our West End location, 1 at our Mechanicsville location, and 3 at our Short Pump location.

We offer breast pump rentals, sales, and adjustments.  We are a certified Medela station and have accessories for Medela pumps. We are also able to perform nursing bra fittings.

Our Breastfeeding Support Services:

  • Pre- and post-feeding weights for an accurate assessment of milk transfer
  • Difficulties with latch
  • Decreasing milk supply
  • Feeding multiples (twins, etc.)
  • Breastfeeding tongue-tied (ankyloglossia) infants  ***can be clipped in-house by Dr. Mapp
  • Feeding infants with special needs
  • Feeding premature infants
  • Extended pumping and maintaining milk supply
  • Counseling regarding the impact of medications while nursing
  • Sore nipples/painful latch
  • Weaning
  • Preparing for mom’s return to work
  • Guidance on selecting the right pump for your specific needs

Breastfeeding FAQs

For more information on feeding your newborn, please read our Feeding Newborns page.