Women's and Children's Services

100 Hospital Drive, Bennington, VT 05201
(802) 447-5160

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Whether you are giving birth or seeing your child through an illness or after surgery, you want to choose a hospital that has outstanding physicians and midwives as well as warm caring nurses who are the cream of the crop. SVMC’s board-certified physicians and our Magnet-recognized nursing staff are some of the best caregivers in their fields. Together, they work with you to create a birth plan or a care plan that recognizes your family’s importance to meet your individual needs. 

SVMC’s Women’s and Childrens Services provides the latest in maternity care as well as care for a variety of other conditions for women and children. We offer complete care from highly trained, board-certified Ob/Gyn physicians, pediatricians, midwives, and nurse practitioners. We also offer certified lactation consultants to help new moms with breastfeeding.

Our Magnet-certified nursing staff is cross-trained in maternity and pediatric nursing. Our beautiful, private, birthing rooms have hot tubs, space for a significant other, and stunning views of Vermont’s Green Mountains. You can count on SVMC to bring the most up-to-date care for you and your family in the warm, friendly setting you deserve.

Breastfeeding Support

Expert Advice

Research shows that breastfeeding is great for babies, but getting started isn't always easy. SVMC provides comprehensive support that starts with expert lactation consultants. If you've got breastfeeding questions, an answer is only a phone call away. Our nurses in Women's and Children's Services are available 24/7 just for you. Breastfeeding specialists are available daily to talk you through many problems. Or you can schedule a quick visit at your convenience. Your Breastfeeding Support Line is (802) 447-5160.


If you're on the go like most new parents, tracking down the right supplies for breastfeeding can be a hassle. SVMC offers a complete line of breastfeeding products from Medela, a worldwide leader in breastfeeding products since 1961. We also offer expert advice to make breastfeeding the easiest choice you can make. Call (802) 447-5160 to request a brochure and order form.

SVMC sells two models of Medela's Pump In Style Advanced series breast pumps. We also rent the Medela Lactina® model. SVMC's rental fee is $45 for the first month and $30 per month from month two. There is a refundable deposit of $10. We also sell Medela nursing bras that offer light support and a special drop cup that encourages maximum skin-to-skin contact with your baby. The soft fabric also accommodates changing breast size. Call the Breastfeeding Support Line for sizing information.

Breastfeeding Class

A certified lactation consultant leads this free, two-hour instructional session about the benefits mom and baby receive from breastfeeding. This interactive class includes hands-on practice and information about what to expect, so you and your baby can approach breastfeeding with confidence. Click here for more information and to register.