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Breastfeeding mothers are seen by one of our board-certified lactation consultants at some point during their stay at The BirthPlace. The lactation consultants will cover basic breastfeeding management and answer any questions you may have. You
will be given a feeding log to track your baby’s feeding, with written breastfeeding guidelines on what to expect in the first three days of life. If you need to pump during your stay, we recommend using one of our hospital grade pumps to get your supply off to a good start.
BirthPlace NICU staff will work with our NICU babies and parents to help initiate and support their breastfeeding needs throughout their stay. All NICU “graduates” receive follow-up phone calls and breastfeeding support as needed.
We know exclusive breastfeeding has lifelong benefits for both mother and infant. Our BirthPlace staff is here to help during the important first days in the hospital. Here are a few things we will do to help:
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