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BEFORE YOUR BABY IS BORN

  • Questions? Talk to a board-certified lactation consultant by calling 630-527-3238 and schedule a prenatal appointment before your baby is born.
  • Register for a prenatal breastfeeding class. Call 630-527-6363 to register or click here for more information.
  • Purchase breastfeeding supplies. Click here to learn more.

IN THE HOSPITAL

Our nurses are specially trained to assist you day and night to begin breastfeeding during your hospital stay. Our Mother/Baby staff will be a great help to you as you begin breastfeeding your baby. Here are some of the services available to you in the hospital:

  • Referral to a lactation consultant (IBCLC) – If your baby has difficulty breastfeeding, especially after the first 24 hours, your doctor or nurse may recommend a visit from one of our International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC). A lactation consultant is in the hospital during daytime hours and she will provide a consult in your room to review your concerns and may assist you with breastfeeding. She will develop a feeding plan with you, which may include an appointment for a return visit to our Breastfeeding Center after discharge.
  • Breast pump in your room – A hospital grade pump is available for use in the hospital if there is a medical need to pump your breasts. Your nurse will instruct you in correct use of the pump and you may view instructions on your television on our patient education channel.
  • Rent a hospital grade breast pump for use at home after discharge from the mother-baby unit. Click here for more information.
  • Purchase breastfeeding suppliesClick here for more information


AFTER DISCHARGE FROM THE HOSPITAL                                                                         

Call our Breastfeeding Center at 630-527-3238 to:

  • Schedule an appointment with our lactation consultants
  • Purchase breastfeeding supplies
  • Rent a hospital grade breast pump
  • Help us improve our services. Complete our breastfeeding survey.

Books available on Breastfeeding

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
The La Leche League International

The Nursing Mother's Companion
Kathleen Huggins

Nursing Mother,Working Mother
Gale Pryor

Mothering your Nursing Toddler
Norma Jane Bumgarner

Mothering Multiples
Karen Kerchoff Gromada

Defining your own Success
(breastfeeding after breast surgery)
Diana West

Websites

The La Leche League International
http://www.lalecheleague.org/

American Academy of Pediatrics
http://www.aap.org/

The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
http://www.bfmed.org/

Breastfeeding after breast and nipple surgeries
http://www.bfar.org

LactMed
Medications and breastfeeding information

Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition
http://massbfc.org/ 

 




 

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