To ensure you do not feel alone, the WHS Breastfeeding /Chestfeeding Program serves as a resource center, providing services in the hospital before and after your delivery.
- Prenatal Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding Class: A certified lactation consultant will teach you learn everything you need to know to successfully feed you newborn. Register at 724-223-3173.
- Our nurses, lactation counselors and/or lactation consultant will help you learn how to properly feed during those hours and days after the birth of your baby.
- Our lactation consultant makes follow-up phone calls to all breastfeeding and chestfeeding families after you leave the hospital. They check-in and offer additional support or guidance.
- We also offer education and current breastfeeding /chestfeeding literature for patients, families, and the community.
When the people you live with and work for support your goal to breastfeed /chestfeed your baby, the experience will be more relaxed and rewarding.
We encourage you to participate in these services, as needed. Before you know it, you will be able to feed your baby with ease and reach your feeding goals.