Center for Breastfeeding

The Center for Breastfeeding at Meridian Health Village at Jackson is open for appointments on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Appointments can be made by calling the Breastfeeding Warmline at 732-776-3329.

Center for Breastfeeding services are located in suite 2-20.   Most convenient parking and access are through ENTRANCE C by Meridian Urgent Care.  From entrance C, suite 2-20 is located on the second floor.


We recognize that you may still need support and expert advice after you go home with your baby especially while breastfeeding. Our Center for Breastfeeding provides comprehensive outpatient lactation services by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants to assist you during this time. Prenatal consults are also available.
Our mission is to promote, support and protect the breastfeeding relationship between mother and baby, and provide the necessary assistance and instruction to achieve this goal. We believe that we can accomplish this through providing information, education, evaluation and management.

Our Outpatient Breastfeeding Center is staffed by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) under the direction of an expert physician who specializes in Breastfeeding Medicine. The Center is designed to assess and treat both mother and baby at the same visit and consultation is by appointment only.

Outpatient lactation consultation services include:

•    General assessment of mother and baby for breastfeeding management
•    Evaluation of breast milk intake during feeding
•    Feeding strategies to support successful lactation
•    Assistance with establishing good milk supply
•    Assistance with breastfeeding premature babies or multiple births
•    Managing sore nipples and other sources of breast discomfort during feedings
•    Evaluation of low/slow weight gain in baby
•    Preparation for return to work – pumping management
•    Re-establishing milk supply/ breastfeeding after interruption
•    Treatment of engorgement, plugged duct, thrush or mastitis




Board Certifications

Jersey Shore University Medical Center
K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital

Areas of Interest
Breastfeeding Medicine

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Rochester
Internship: Winthrop University Hospital
Residency: Winthrop University Hospital

Languages Spoken

Dr. Rose St. Fleur is a pediatrician and IBCLC with expertise in breastfeeding medicine. 

She is the New Jersey Chapter Breastfeeding Coordinator for the American Academy of Pediatrics, a member of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, and the Medical Director for the Center for Breastfeeding at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. 

She is the physician champion for the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative for the Meridian Health System in New Jersey and lectures on breastfeeding and perinatal care practices throughout New Jersey.



International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator

Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Education and Training
BA Sociology – New Jersey City University
RN diploma – Bayonne Hospital School of Nursing
Master’s in Public Health (MPH) – Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences

Linda is the Clinical Program Manager in the Department of Perinatal Education at Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

She is responsible for the curriculum development and implementation of prenatal classes and new mothers’ support group as well as inpatient and outpatient lactation consultation.


Joyce is the Clinical Program Manager for the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative at Jersey Shore University Medical Center (JSUMC).

She is also the Director of Clinical Services at the Center for Breastfeeding at JSUMC, the first hospital-based outpatient breastfeeding center in the region to offer comprehensive breastfeeding management and follow up to mothers and babies in the area.  

Joyce has more than 25 years experience in Maternal Child Health, both as an educator and nurse manager, and is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant who specializes in the management of lactation in the hospital setting.


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