Lactation Centers

Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s Lactation Centers are designed to ensure breastfeeding mothers have all the support they need, especially after coming home from the hospital. Our lactation consultants visit with all breastfeeding mothers in the hospital after their deliveries and are available by phone for any questions that may arise once the mothers return home.

Service Locations

Lactation services are provided at the following locations:

Lactation Center - Gainesville
In front of the hospital, beside Longstreet Clinic
Medical Plaza B
On the 3rd floor

Lactation Center Supplies

NGMC’s Lactation Centers provide a place for mothers to purchase breastfeeding supplies such as breast pumps, nursing bras, stools, pillows and collection and storage bags. Breastfeeding mothers also have the option to rent breast pumps as well as infant scales. With each breast pump sale or rental, our lactation consultants provide individual instruction to ensure mothers are able to use it correctly.

The Lactation Center offers gift certificates for friends and family to purchase for parents who are welcoming their little ones. Breastfeeding supplies are great, practical gifts for nursing mothers. Call 770-219-7574 to order a gift certificate for your loved ones.

Lactation Support Groups

Attend our helpful support groups for breastfeeding mothers:

Brest of Friends Support Group

Breastfeeding is a natural process, but it can be challenging especially in the early weeks. This support group offers mothers a time and place to connect and discuss breastfeeding-related issues not only with other mothers, but with the guidance of a board certified lactation consultant.

When: The second and fourth Thursday of each month

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Where: The Lactation Center of Northeast Georgia Medical Center Essentially for Women Building:

825A Jesse Jewell Parkway Gainesville, GA 30501

Discussion topics are flexible, but may include:

  • Sore nipples
  • Infant weight gain
  • Nipple shields
  • Milk supply concerns
  • Exclusive pumping
  • Introducing solids Babies are welcome, and a baby scale is available if you wish to weigh your baby.

For more information, please call 770-219-7574. No registration necessary

Brest of Friends NICU Support Group

Breastfeeding can be a challenging task, but it is the best choice for the mother and baby. Breast milk is most easily tolerated and often the preferred source of nutrition for premature and sick infants. This support group offers mothers of NICU babies a time and place to connect and discuss breastfeeding-related issues not only with other mothers, but with the guidance of a board certified lactation consultant. 

When: The second and fourth Monday of each month

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Where: Northeast Georgia Medical Center South Entrance (ground floor of the Women & Children’s Pavilion)

NICU Training Room 743 Spring Street Gainesville, GA 30501

Discussion topics are flexible, but may include:

  • Kangaroo care
  • Differences between nutritive and non-nutritive nursing
  • Pumping
  • Milk supply concerns

For more information, please call 770-219-7574. No registration necessary

Additional Breastfeeding Resources

Additional breastfeeding tips and resources are available online through the following links:

Contact Us

For questions or more information, call (770) 219-7574 to contact our Lactation Consultant at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.