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Maternity Services Breastfeeding Your Newborn

Breastfeeding Your Newborn

At SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Madison, we believe in the benefits of breastfeeding. Certified lactation specialists are available to provide you with guidance and specialized support to help your family achieve the best start possible. All of our nursing staff have been trained to assist with your breastfeeding needs. During your hospital stay, we encourage you to room-in with your baby. This will help you learn how to meet your baby's needs with consistent, close contact under the gentle guidance of our nursing staff. Once you are at home, our lactation specialists are available by telephone and also in our weekly BEST Start breastfeeding support group. 

SSM Health St. Mary's lactation specialists are available between 7 am and 11 pm, 7 days a week.

Learn how to breastfeed and care for your baby through our prenatal classes that are offered for parents-to-be.

To contact a lactation specialist, call 608-258-6474 or toll free 800-336-6650.