Breastfeeding Medicine

Telehealth Appointments Now Available

CSG specialists are now offering secure and convenient appointments via telehealth. This means that your child can get the care they need from the CSG physician and advanced practice physician you trust … all from the safety and comfort of your home. Read more about how the process works here. To schedule a telehealth appointment, call (757) 668-7850.

Breastfeeding, or providing mom’s own expressed milk, can help you give your baby the best possible start in life. Studies have documented the many benefits breastfeeding offers for mother and baby. To help our breastfeeding patients, CHKD provides lactation support to mothers of hospitalized infants.

Lactation support is available through the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and is provided by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) who have received training and international certification in breastfeeding and human lactation. The goal of our lactation consultants is to support, promote and encourage breastfeeding through education, research and personal support.

When a breastfeeding baby or child is admitted to the hospital, lactation support services can be accessed by a physician or a registered nurse placing an order for a lactation consult.

Contact Info:

(757) 668-7405


CHKD Main Hospital
601 Children's Ln
Norfolk, VA 23518


Children's Specialty Group

A team of healthcare providers dedicated to teaching, patient care and research because special families deserve special doctors!