Programs for Breastfeeding Mothers
Whether you are a new or expecting mom, you want to give your baby the best care possible. One of the best things only you can do for your baby is to breastfeed. While breastfeeding isn't the only option for feeding your baby, every mom has the potential to succeed and make it a wonderful experience.
Did you know? ....
- A mother's milk has just the right amount of fat, sugar, water and protein that's needed for baby's growth and development.
- Most babies digest breast milk easier than formula.
- Breast milk straight from the breast is always sterile, at the perfect temperature, and contains antibodies that help infants fight off infections.
- The US Surgeon General recommends babies be fed ONLY breast milk for their first 6 months. Breastfeeding is best for 12 months.
- The physical contact of breastfeeding helps the bonding process of mother and baby.
- Breastfeeding helps shrink the mother's uterus to its original size more quickly and lessens bleeding after birth.
Lactation Rooms at WFBMC
Piedmont Plaza II, Suite 101
Call 713-4220 to reserve times
Bring own pump. Accommodates one at a time.
Sticht Center, 1st Floor
Call 713-8002 to reserve times
Fridge and pump available. Accommodates one at a time.
Operating Room Women's Locker Room
Operating Room, 1st Floor
Call 713-2540 for door code
Bring own pump. Accommodates three at a time.
Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA)
The HMBANA is the only professional membership association for milk banks in Canada, Mexico and the United States and sets the standards and guidelines for donor milk banking for these areas.
For more information about donating or ordering human milk, please visit www.hmbana.org.
Milk banks are located in: Raleigh, NC; San Jose, CA; Denver, CO; Newark DE; Iowa City, IA, and Austin TX
For more information about these locations, please visit www.hmbana.org/locations.
Breastfeeding classes are taught by a Certified Lactation Consultant, Sheila Britt-Smith, Med, RD, IBCLC, and meet once a week for three weeks. Classes are held at ActionHealth in the J. Paul Sticht Center. Spouses and other support persons are encouraged to attend so they will know how to help mom establish and continue to breastfeed.
For more information visit http://infinet.wfubmc.edu/depts/actionhealth/Breastfeeding/breastfeed
ingclasses.htm (internal site only) or call ActionHealth at 713-8001 or email Gretchen Bayne at firstname.lastname@example.org.