lactation services & postpartum care

overview

A baby is a wonderful addition to your life. But babies don’t arrive with how-to manuals! After your baby is born, you may have questions about your baby, how to care for him or her, or even about how you feel. 

Our nurses can answer your questions and can help you learn more about feeding, bathing and other care your baby will need. They are also experienced in caring for new moms, from how you’re healing after delivery to how you’re feeling emotionally. 

Some of our facilities feature family-care rooms designed to help you feel more confident when you bring home an infant with special needs. If your baby will be going home with a monitor or will require other special care, you’ll have the chance to stay in a family-care room to practice with the equipment you’ll be using at home.

lactation support

We believe in the benefits of breastfeeding. We want to support new moms who choose to breastfeed and help them get off to a great start.

Our lactation consultants, available at all of our birthing centers, are board certified and can help you with:

  • Nursing multiple babies
  • Stimulating lactation when you’re adopting a baby
  • Correct latching technique
  • Breastfeeding positions
  • Clogged milk ducts, sore nipples and other symptoms 
  • Checking the safety of medications while breastfeeding
  • Combining breastfeeding and return to work
Lactation nurses are there for you when you’re recovering from delivery, but you can also reach out to them after you’ve gone home.

postpartum support

Once you get home, you may get a check-in call from one of our nurses. Parenthood is wonderful, but often overwhelming. Look out for signs of postpartum depression, which can include loss of appetite, insomnia, or feeling anxious, guilty or intensely irritable. Speak with your support network at home as well as your team at Aurora. We’re here to help. 

Treatment for postpartum depression may include medications, counseling or both, depending on the symptoms. We encourage you to get more information or help from your doctor, or contact Aurora's Behavioral Health Services.

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