Breastfeeding carries significant health and emotional benefits for you and your baby. The physical contact and hormonal effects of breastfeeding helps you bond with your baby.
During your prenatal visits I will help you prepare for nursing your baby. Knowing what to expect helps prevent problems.
Establishing breastfeeding and proper latch is one of my top priorities after birth and an integral part of the newborn postpartum visits.
Breastfeeding difficulties are rare, but if you have never done it before, the first weeks can be challenging. I will be there to help you and your baby through it and let you know what is and isn’t normal.
The hospital has excellent lactation specialists whom I refer to if needed, but most people need only the support and encouragement I provide at home.
I encourage, but do not require you to breastfeed. This also is an informed choice I support you in making.