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Parenting and Lactation Services at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Make an Appointment: 202-295-0544
Call the Department: 202-444-8531

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is the "most breastfeeding-friendly facility" in Washington as recognized by the DC Breastfeeding Coalition. With international board-certified lactation consultants (IBCLC) available seven days a week, the center provides full-service breastfeeding support that includes counseling, education, evidenced-based clinical management, an outpatient clinic as well as the sale and rental of breastfeeding equipment. The Lactation Center is available to all breastfeeding mothers, including employees and their spouses.

Department Manager:
Natalie Lima-Garcia, RNC-OB, BSN, MPH
Phone: 202-444-4024
Fax: 202-444-3959
Pager: 202-405-2851
Location: Main Hospital Building, Second Floor, Room 2029
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

Services Provided

  • Breastfeeding support in the hospital and community-wide can be provided through the "warm line" service at 202-444-6455 (4-MILK)
  • Childbirth education classes
  • Daily Maternity Bedside Rounds
  • Employee Pumping Room and Consultations
  • Hospital-wide In-patient Coverage
  • In-Service Education
  • Mother's Breastfeeding Support Group, call the Lactation Center at 202-444-6455 for more information
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Management
  • Pediatric Clinic (CYAS)
  • Perinatal department tours
  • Prenatal Breastfeeding Consultation and Outpatient Lactation Clinic (fees charged), call the Lactation Center at 202-444-6455 for more information
  • Sale/rental hospital grade electric breast pumps
  • Staffed by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) who provide evidence-based practice, education and support


Serving Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region.