Baby-Friendly USA Certified

We are proud to be designated as one of seven Baby-Friendly® birthing centers in Connecticut by Baby-Friendly® USA, Inc.

We understand the importance of skin-to-skin contact between parents and baby - so our priority is keeping you and your newborn together.

Our providers have the expertise to meet all of your needs - and your baby's needs - in the moments after birth. As long as there are no medical needs to address, your baby will “room-in” with you for the rest of your stay. We even bathe and examine your baby right in the room! 

Dad gently cradles new baby's feet.

We will also continue to provide whatever support you need during your baby's first hours, and in the days and weeks following:

If your baby does need any special medical attention after birth, he or she will receive expert one-on-one care from the highly trained members of our Level II neonatal intensive care nursery. Some babies only need an hour or two in the Special Care Nursery, while others may need to stay longer. If your baby needs to stay longer, you will be able to stay in one of our designated on-site family rooms.

We strongly encourage mom and baby to begin breastfeeding as soon as you are both ready and able. Our staff includes internationally board certified lactation consultants, and all of our nurses are specially trained to work through any difficulties you may experience with breastfeeding.

Learn More About Our Baby-Friendly USA Designation

If necessary, a breast pump is provided to you for free during your hospital stay.

If you will need a breast pump at home, our Lactation Consultant can help you obtain one through your private insurance.

The Pregnancy & Birth Center is also a Medela Symphony Breast Pump rental station. The pump described below is what is available to you at Middlesex and is also available for rental after your stay. Our Nurse Navigator can assist you with the rental process.

Symphony® Breastpump Plus (Hospital Grade)


Features and Benefits:

  • 2-Phase Expression Pumping
  • Long-term daily use
  • Electric or battery powered
  • Double or single pump
  • Multi-user with personal double pumping system
  • All parts that come into contact with breastmilk are BPA/DEHP Free

Please Note: You can rent a breast pump from Middlesex Health even if you did not deliver your baby at Middlesex Hospital.

Being a new parent can be a little overwhelming, but we are here to help with tools, advice, and information!

Each of our labor-delivery-recovery-postpartum rooms is equipped with TVs that allow you to access on-demand content.

We also have classes available even after you have given birth.

Visit Our Classes & Events Page

Capture the Memories!

Capture the Memories!

To document the precious early moments with your newborn, we have a professional photographer available to take the first pictures of baby - ask us for details!  

You can also click on the link below to visit our photographer's website.

Frost Photography