Breastfeeding and Lactation

10 Steps for Breastfeeding Success

Providing your milk for your hospitalized baby

Providing milk for your baby in the Hospital is a step-by-step process. If you follow the 10 steps below, you should be able to establish a milk supply and soon, breastfeed your child.

Make the decision to provide milk for your baby

Establish and keep up your milk supply

Label and store your breast milk

Remember to bring fresh milk every day

Start skin-to-skin care (kangaroo care)

Start non-nutritive sucking

Practice breastfeeding as much as possible

Know if your baby is getting enough milk

Get ready for discharge

Be patient during your first few weeks at home

Contact us

For more information or to schedule a consultation with a lactation specialist at CHOP, call 215-590-4442 or contact us online.

Reviewed by: Diane L. Spatz, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN
Date: August 2012 

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