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Lactation consultants with Norton Women’s Care support families who choose to breastfeed. Both mother and baby benefit from breastfeeding. And although nursing is natural, challenges sometimes arise for first-time and experienced moms alike. Norton Healthcare provides tools and support to help.
We offer comprehensive resources to help you build a good breastfeeding relationship with your baby. This begins immediately after birth, when your baby is placed “skin to skin” on your bare chest. This bonding experience can lead to more successful breastfeeding.
Outside the delivery room, lactation-certified nurses and clinical staff, and board-certified lactation consultants are available to provide education and support during your hospital stay.
Breastfeeding questions, concerns and challenges may arise during pregnancy and once you go home. That’s why we provide a host of outpatient services, including:
Free, 24/7 telehealth lactation support through Norton eCare.
In-person lactation consultant by appointment.
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The first milk, colostrum, is the perfect food for your baby in the first days of life. It is full of antibodies to strengthen the immune system. Beyond the first few days, breastfeeding gives your baby a healthy start that will last a lifetime.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies breastfeed exclusively for six months, then mix in complementary foods for at least one year. Breastfeeding helps your baby in many ways, including:
Moms also benefit with:
Here are some of the ways our lactation team can assist you on your breastfeeding journey:
More mothers in Louisville and Southern Indiana choose to deliver their babies at Norton Hospital or Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital than with any other hospital system in the area.
We deliver more than 8,000 babies a year. We’re close to you with more than 90 providers at more than 25 locations around Louisville and Southern Indiana. Choosing Norton Women’s Care gives you many options for how delivery day could go — all with the confidence of knowing that our obstetrics and pediatric specialists are there to help. With Norton Women’s Care you’ll find:
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