Breastfeeding and Bonding
Breastfeeding not only provides important nutrients and antibodies, but
it also aids in developing an emotional relationship between you and your baby.
All new mothers need support, and we are here to provide resources information
on feeding your baby. After delivery, all new mothers are given the option
to meet with one of our three Board Certified Lactation Consultants for
help, support and information on feeding your new baby. Other ways we
can help you bond with your baby and support you in breastfeeding include:
- Ample time spent skin-to-skin with your baby after delivery
- The opportunity to “room-in” with your baby
- Delaying the baby’s first bath for several hours
If you would like to see a lactation consultant after taking your baby
home from the hospital, please call 540-536-8741.
If you are interested in learning more about breastfeeding, please
see our class options here. Support during breastfeeding is important and we offer a monthly breastfeeding
support group for moms to connect with a lactation consultant and other
moms. Visit our
support group page for details.