We understand the importance of helping new mothers successfully breastfeed their babies. Our Lactation Programs offers support while you are in the hospital and then after you go home.
Support in the Hospital
Early breastfeeding is a time for learning, and both mother and baby can benefit from some time with an experienced teacher. Getting off to a good start is the key to successful breastfeeding. Our nurses are excellent resources for getting started with breastfeeding; however, should you need additional support, our Certified Lactation Consultants can assist in the hospital and afterward. They'll help you learn effective positioning techniques, solve problems and guide you over the bumps on the road to success.
Support After You Go Home
At Presbyterian/St. Luke’s we support breastfeeding mothers - and their babies - even after they've left the hospital. To help new moms with concerns and problems, we offer a variety of breastfeeding classes, where you will be encouraged to trust:
- Your ability to breastfeed
- Your body
- Your maternal judgment