Feeding your new baby is a huge responsibility!
How to best feed your baby is a debate that never ends. For moms who are interested in breastfeeding, we have a multitude of resources to help get you started and keep going.
Dupont Hospital Certified Lactation Consultants
Typical concerns include increasing milk supply, resolving sore nipples, assisting with proper latching, and poor feeders or NICU graduates.
Dupont Hospital Breastfeeding Basics
Designed for anyone considering breastfeeding, this class covers the basics and benefits of breastfeeding. Both you and your support person are encouraged to attend this informational one-session offering.
Dupont Hospital Breastfeeding and New Mom Support Group
Join other new moms as you adjust to the joys and challenges of motherhood. This group is facilitated by a prenatal/postnatal educator and offers educational opportunities as well as a chance to connect with other new moms in the same “slice of life.”
Our concern with your well-being doesn’t end with the birth of your child, and as such we offer immediate postpartum care for both you and your baby. We know that if we can identify infant nutritional and breastfeeding challenges quickly, we can prevent more serious conditions from arising. As such, we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to see the Nurse-Midwives for two mother/baby postpartum visits – over the phone at two weeks and again in-office at six weeks – following your birth. It is not our intent to replace the care that your pediatrician or family physician may provide, but rather to supplement that care with the breast-feeding and well-baby expertise our Certified Nurse-Midwives offer.
Birth Matters: Breastfeeding
The Breastfeeding class meets once for 3 hours and can be taken individually or as part of Birth Matters’ Comprehensive Package. We highly recommend partners attend, as they are integral to the success of the breastfeeding relationship. We also recommend you complete this class prior to the completion of 36 weeks of pregnancy.
The Milk Bank
The Milk Bank’s Donor Milk Express program has the unique ability to provide families in our communities with a readily available source of pasteurized donor human milk (PDHM). Quick access to PDHM allows parents of healthy newborns to supplement with human milk instead of formula, providing babies with a healthy start and parents with peace of mind. Donor Milk Express is available to help bridge the gap between leaving the hospital and a successful breastfeeding routine.