At Parkland, we encourage breastfeeding because it is best for you and your baby. Studies show that breastfeeding will:
Our certified lactation consultants can visit your room after your baby is born. This free service will allow us to help you with any questions or concerns about breastfeeding while you are still in the hospital. Talk to your nurse to schedule a visit with a certified lactation consultant or attend one of our breastfeeding classes.
Learn more about how breastfeeding helps you and your baby at www.womenshealth.gov.
Skin-to-skin care is an important part of breastfeeding. As soon as possible after delivery, your baby will be placed skin to skin on your chest. Skin-to-skin care helps: