Lactation Services / Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding is a natural process, however most women need assistance and guidance in order to be successful. The Lactation Department employs registered nurses who are board certified lactation consultants. These consultants are dedicated to helping mothers successfully breastfeed and bond with their infants, and are available on the mother-baby unit 12 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Much has been written about the health benefits a child receives from breastfeeding. Lower incidents of gastro-intestinal problems, ear infections, some childhood cancers, as well as higher IQ are just a few that are attributed to breast milk.