Over 80% of mothers today choose to breastfeed their child, taking advantage of numerous health and interpersonal benefits. To get breastfeeding off to the best start, your baby will be placed skin-to-skin on your chest after delivery and will remain there until after the first feeding is accomplished. During your stay with us, Memorial’s five nationally certified lactation consultants, in addition to Mother/Baby Care Center staff nurses, will provide individualized instruction to make breastfeeding a successful experience.
Lactation consultants are available seven days a week and can arrange follow-up phone consultations and return visits, should the need arise. We also offer additional services such as: prenatal breastfeeding classes, outpatient office appointments, a Breastfeeding Support Clinic, pump rentals, and purchasable supplies for personal use. To learn more, contact us at 574-647-3475.