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How Do I Get Breastfeeding Off To A Good Start?

Your hospital stay:

  • Skin to skin (kangaroo care) as soon as possible after birth put baby to your chest and let your baby's instincts help guide you both.  Skin to skin helps babies stay warmer, calmer, and helps to stabilize blood sugars.
  • Rooming In- Keep your baby in the same room with you so you can observe feeding cues
  • Minimize the amount of visitors at the hospital
  • Minimize the use of bottles & pacifiers
  • If you have questions DON'T WAIT!!!!!  Ask the lactation consultant at the hospital or a WIC Peer Counselor.  Often your small question or concern can be addressed and remedied before it turns into a big problem.

Click to view: Hand Expression of Breastmilk

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103 Washington Street
Elmira, NY

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cchd@chemungcountyny.gov

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