Following the birth of your baby, your nurse will provide the assistance you need to breastfeed your baby. You will learn how to watch for hunger cues, positioning and latch techniques and how to tell if your baby is getting enough to eat. If you and your baby are separated temporarily after birth due to health issues, your nurse will help you establish a milk supply using a breast pump.
In addition to your nurse, there is a team of Breastfeeding Support Nurses who have received additional training to assist you with an advanced level of support. International Board Certified Lactation Consultants are also available to oversee and assist with more complex breastfeeding concerns including:
- Difficulty latching at the breast
- Learning to feed a preterm infant
- Learning to feed multiples
- Inadequate weight gain
- History of breast surgery
- Nipple pain
- Inverted nipples
- Low milk supply
In addition to individual consultations during your hospital stay, our team of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants also provides hands-on support by appointment at our outpatient breastfeeding clinic, as well as free phone consultations throughout your breastfeeding relationship by calling our Lactation Warm Line at 844-200-8894. You will be asked to leave a message and one of our lactation consultants will return your call within 24 hours.
Our unique Milk Room helps ensure that infants receive optimal nutrition through human milk during their hospitalization. Learn more about the Milk Room.