Breastfeeding can provide a wonderful emotional bond between you and your baby, while supplying the perfect nutrition and disease-fighting antibodies contained only in human milk.
Interesting fact: Did you know that the fat and water content of breast milk changes to meet your baby’s needs based on the weather?!
Though natural and beneficial, breastfeeding is a learned skill and may require patience and practice. For some women, the learning stages can be frustrating and uncomfortable. The good news is that with proper support and education, it will get easier much faster!
- At Del Mar Birth Center, breastfeeding classes are offered for our clients and to the community, providing information, education, support and encouragement to make the breastfeeding experience successful.
- We recognize that babies given skin-to-skin contact with their mothers immediately after birth for at least an hour are more likely to latch on without any help, and are more likely to latch on well, especially with mothers who do not receive medication during the labor or birth.
- Our midwives are trained to assist with breastfeeding, and phone support is available to our clients 24/7.
- We have an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) available for in-office lactation consultation appointments on Thursdays at Del Mar Birth Center. Call (626) 577-2229 for an appointment!