Breastfeeding & Chestfeeding

Support as you learn to feed your baby

If you choose to breast/chestfeed your baby, Novant Health provides education, support and resources to help you nurse your child. Chestfeeding is a term used by many masculine-identified trans people to describe the act of feeding their baby from their chest. 

Novant Health breastfeeding locations

Services offered by Novant Health Breastfeeding with board-certified lactation consultants may include:

  • Scheduled in-person or video visit lactation consultation
  • Breastfeeding classes
  • Lactation and pumping supplies
  • Rentals for pumps and scales
  • Infant weight check

For more information on lactation services, classes and support groups, call 888-976-4937.

Breastfeeding Locations

Charlotte Area

Novant Health Breastfeeding - SouthPark

Novant Health Breastfeeding - Huntersville Medical Center

Novant Health Breastfeeding - Matthews Medical Center

Novant Health Breastfeeding - Mint Hill Medical Center

Novant Health Breastfeeding - Presbyterian Medical Center

Novant Health Breastfeeding - Ballantyne Medical Center

Winston-Salem Area

Novant Health Breastfeeding - Forsyth Medical Center

Novant Health Breastfeeding - Thomasville Medical Center

Coastal Area

Novant Health Breastfeeding - Brunswick Medical Center 

Call Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. to schedule an appointment 


Novant Health breastfeeding consultants and services

Our lactation consultants are available to work with you and your family throughout your hospital stay and beyond to teach you chestfeeding and breastfeeding techniques for a positive nursing experience, provide follow-up contacts and promote confidence in your nursing abilities. Our team provides a variety of chestfeeding and breastfeeding services, including:

  • Prenatal chestfeeding and breastfeeding classes
  • Prenatal assessment
  • Bedside hospital consultations 365 days a year
  • Consultations in our Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
  • Outpatient consultation appointments
  • Back-to-work appointments
  • Breast pump and baby scale rentals
  • Retail pumps and breastfeeding supplies
  • Nursing bras and certified bra-fitters
  • Breastfeeding aids and gift items

Common Questions About Breastfeeding

Find Breastfeeding Support

Connect with other new parents and get advice from certified lactation consultants during our virtual Mother’s Milk Club support group.   

For pregnant and breastfeeding parents in the Triad area who want in-person support, families are invited to drop in for a free Baby Café session for a weight check, guidance during breastfeeding and to connect with other families. 

A mother breastfeeding hre baby sitting on a chair.