Breastfeeding Support

Mother breastfeeding her childEnloe Medical Center gives every mother the confidence she needs to breastfeed — a practice that’s good for her and her baby.

Helping Mother & Baby

In children, breastfeeding lowers the risk of:

  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
  • And other childhood conditions

It also decreases moms’ risk of:

  • Postpartum bleeding/anemia
  • Postpartum depression
  • Breast and ovarian cancers
  • And other conditions

Our caregivers are here to help you every step of your journey.

A Baby-Friendly Hospital

As a Baby Friendly designated hospital, Enloe provides families with the skills and support they need for the best feeding and bonding success. As soon as your baby is born, a caregiver will assist with placing your baby skin-to-skin with you, and your baby will remain skin-to-skin until after the first feeding. This is an important milestone for you and your baby, and it’s part of Enloe’s commitment to being a Baby-Friendly hospital. 

Hospitals with this distinction provide families with the skills they need for the best feeding and bonding results. Enloe was the first Baby-Friendly hospital in Butte County.

Before Delivery

Happy couple waiting for their baby's birthAt Enloe, we offer an array of breastfeeding services even before your labor, including:

During Your Hospital Stay

Our caregivers provide help for new moms after their delivery to establish breastfeeding. Ideally, your baby will attach to your breast and begin nursing right after your labor and delivery. But if this doesn’t happen, our team will guide you to success.

Watch this video to learn how to get your baby to nurse, hear what to expect during your time at Enloe and more.

After Your Stay

Newborn yawning If you need help after leaving the hospital, Enloe’s Mother & Baby Education Center offers lactation consultations and support.

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