Breastfeeding

AFTER YOU LEAVE THE HOSPITAL

  • You and your baby need to recover. Plan to spend a lot of time resting.

  • Plan to see your baby’s nurse/doctor within 48 hours of coming home from the hospital.

  • Keep your baby within hearing range.

  • If you get sick, keep breastfeeding. Be sure to tell your doctor that your breastfeeding. You can safely breastfeed even while you are taking most medicines.

  • Ask about the resources that are available to help you continue breastfeeding after you leave the hospital.

  • If you have questions, call an expert. Do not feel embarrassed if you need to ask for help. Even if you have breastfed before every baby is different.