Preparing to Breastfeed?

If you’re planning to breastfeed your new baby, having a Breastfeeding Plan can help.
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In the hospital, you can:
• Bring someone to be with you while you’re in labor.
• Tell your nurses, doctors or midwife that you are planning to breastfeed.
• Keep your baby skin to skin, next to your heart, as soon as possible after birth.
• Watch your baby find your breast and start breastfeeding.
• Hold your baby close to see your face. Babies love to look at faces!
• Ask for help if you’re having trouble breastfeeding.

Have questions ahead of your hospital stay?:

Contact Health Sciences District Lactation Services at 816-404-0474

Contact Lakewood Hospital at 816-404-8260

There is one more series of steps to help you get ready to breastfeed your baby.

Click here to learn more.

Both campuses of Truman Medical Center are designated Baby-Friendly hospitals