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Breastfeeding

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The Providence Maternity Center knows that you want the best of everything for your new baby. That's why we have the Nursing Boutique & Clinic. We are committed to provide every family the education and support they need to make breastfeeding a great experience.
 
Before your baby is born
Plan on attending one of our monthly "Breastfeeding 101" classes. This class, taught by a certified lactation consultant, will teach you what you need to know to get breastfeeding off to a great start.
 
In the delivery room
Our labor and delivery nurses are trained to help you with your baby's first feeding.
 
On the Mother-Baby Unit
Our mother-baby nurses are all trained to help you with breastfeeding 24 hours a day.
 
One of our board certified lactation consultants will check on you to see how breastfeeding is going. They are available 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., seven days a week (except major holidays).
 
Once you are home
Not sure if breastfeeding is going just right? Come in for a private consultation with one of our lactation consultants in the Nursing Boutique & Clinic. Call 907-212-5886 to make an appointment.
 
This parent and baby group meets every Monday, Thursday and Saturday  from noon-1 p.m. in the Maternity Center classroom in the Heritage South Building Entrance No. 5. This is a great place to meet other moms, dads and babies and learn from everyone's experiences. The Saturday group does not meet during the summer months.
 
For more information
To learn more about The Children's Hospital at Providence, please call 907-562-2211. To find general information and specific health topics, visit our online health library.
 
 
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