Breastfeeding Education & Support
Breastfeeding is a wonderful thing not just for your baby’s health, but also for your own health and for the positive relationship it can promote between you and your baby. However, just because breastfeeding is natural, it doesn’t mean it always comes easy. If you’re struggling with nursing your new baby A Woman’s Healing Center is here to help.
Our all-female team of obstetrician-gynecologists are knowledgeable about breastfeeding and are able to provide you with support and resources should you have breastfeeding questions or concerns prior to or following delivery. Not only are our doctors and nurses educated in the breastfeeding, many of them are also mothers who have experienced breastfeeding first hand.
The Breastfeeding Support You Need
Whether your breastfeeding goal is 3 weeks, 3 months, or 3 years, we want to help you meet it!
Prior to delivery, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss your breastfeeding goal with your doctor during a prenatal visit. We’ll discuss the importance of skin-to-skin contact following delivery and delaying non-medically indicated newborn care (such as weights, measurements, and baths) until after baby has had the opportunity to nurse. In the case of a planned cesarean section, we will work to get you nursing as soon as possible for your and your baby’s specific medical situation – whether that’s in the delivery or recovery room. Should pumping after delivery be indicated (for example with a premature baby), we can help guide you through that process.
Following discharge from the hospital, if you have concerns about how breastfeeding is going or how your baby is doing, please call our office right away. We’re happy to answer any questions you might have and want to make sure things keep going well.