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Sometimes new mothers and their babies just need a little help to be a successful breastfeeding team.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has long advocated breastfeeding as the best nutrition for baby's short- and long-term health. In the CDC's national assessment of Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care, Littleton Adventist Hospital's overall score was above both the national and the state average in breastfeeding-related maternity care practices. We have a 95 percent breastfeeding initiation rate.
Breastfeeding creates a special bond between you and your baby and is the most natural way to nourish your infant. This one-time class will give you the tools needed to develop proper technique, as well as a safe setting to talk about breastfeeding concerns and its impact on the entire family.
Littleton Adventist Hospital offers a breastfeeding class, breastfeeding support clinic, as well as individual breastfeeding support. Lactation Consultants or Certified Lactation Educators teach our Breastfeeding Classes. Some of these instructors are also Lactation Consultants at Littleton Adventist Hospital.
Getting it Right After Delivery: Five Hospital Practices That Support Breastfeeding
-Marianne Neifert, MD, FAAP
A recent Colorado survey data has identified these five specific hospital maternity practices that significantly increase breastfeeding durations among mothers of healthy infants.
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