Breastfeeding moms and their babies may join this informal group with a lactation consultant for breastfeeding information, support for the continuation of breastfeeding, and for assistance with challenging situations.
If your baby is not yet latching, you will be better served to schedule a private lactation consultation as soon as possible for focused one-on-one attention with a certified lactation consultant in order to protect Mom's milk supply and baby's weight gain. If you are interested in scheduling a private consultation, please call our warm-line at 240-826-MOMS (6667) for our fees and available appointments!
Pre-registration for B.E.S.T. is required to ensure adequate space for moms and their babies. Our maximum capacity for this session is 10 mother-baby couples. You may register online above or by calling our warm-line at 240-826-MOMS (6667).
SPECIAL LOCATION UPDATE/CHANGE REGARDING BREASTFEEDING, EDUCATION, SUPPORT & TOGETHERNESS (B.E.S.T) SUPPORT GROUP MEETING
Due to Adventist HealthCare’s Visitor Restrictions for Flu Season policy, the B.E.S.T. support group will not meet inside Shady Grove Medical Center until the end of the flu season. This decision was made to keep all our patients and employees as flu-free as possible. This means that ALL children age 12 and under will not be allowed in any area of the hospital or facility, except to see family members during end-of-life circumstances. In these cases, the children may be asked to wear masks. Secondly, if there are any visitors coming into our facilities exhibiting flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose and muscle aches, they will not be allowed to enter. To ensure that we provide our community with effective services, we have made changes to our usual meeting location. Please be advised of the special update/location change for this support group. Starting Wednesday, February 26th, 2020, the B.E.S.T. support group will meet at the Sunrise Senior Living Center at 8 Baltimore Road in Rockville, MD. Please park at St. Mary's Catholic Church (520 Veirs Mill Road, Rockville, MD 20852) facing the white fence near the Metro Station or in the row near the middle of the parking lot with the tree in the cement island. Sunrise is a short stroller push away at 8 Baltimore Road. We will email parking permits to display on your dashboard on of your car to those who have already registered. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, or difficulty in finding the location change: 1-800-542-5096.
Parent and Family Education Program