Breastfeeding During Your Stay
Nursing your baby is a learned skill for both mother and infant, requiring
time and patience. While many women are able to successfully breastfeed
soon after delivery, some women need assistance to breastfeed their baby.
Our nurses, lactation educators and international board-certified lactation
consultants (IBCLCs) receive at least 32 hours of breastfeeding education
along with annual update training. They're equipped to recognize,
prevent and address breastfeeding problems with compassion and patience.
They will help ease your transition
from hospital to home by answering your questions about breastfeeding and working directly with
you. Please call staff whenever you need help with breastfeeding during
We have breast pumps if you need one during your hospital stay. Please
also refer to your New Beginnings booklet for helpful information about
feeding your baby.
Our lactation support staff is also available to help families in the neonatal
unit, the pediatrics unit, and lactating moms who may be admitted for
other medical issues or tests.