Congratulations on the arrival of your new baby and your decision to breastfeed. We acknowledge that breastfeeding is the healthiest choice for you and your baby and the advantages will last a lifetime.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends breast milk as the best food for your baby. The AAP also states that breast milk is all your baby needs for the first six months of life, although you may breastfeed for as long as both you and your child desire. We support your breastfeeding decision and are trained to get you off to a great start.
Classes and Support
We offer a variety of classes to help you on your breastfeeding journey beginning with a 2.5 hour breastfeeding class. You can expect to learn about proper positioning and latch, feeding patterns, building a good milk supply, moms first days, skin to skin and the first feed, baby's golden hour, and the stages of awakening.
In addition to the breastfeeding class, we offer a number of different classes and support groups as well as outpatient services provided by our certified lactation consultants.
In The Hospital
To help get breastfeeding off to a great start while you are in the hospital we encourage you to have immediate and continuous skin-to-skin contact with your baby and suggest that you try to breastfeed as soon as your baby is born.
Keeping your baby in your hospital room allows you to bond with your baby and also allows you to breastfeed often which stimulates the production of milk.
Our board certified lactation consultants will visit with you in the hospital and will assist you with learning how to breastfeed. We encourage you to ask for assistance from both our nurses and lactation consultants during your stay.