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We emphasize breastfeeding at Dominican Hospital and offer mothers and families extensive information while also helping moms achieve the confidence and the skills necessary to successfully breastfeed their babies.
Dominican Hospital is proud to have the highest exclusive breastfeeding rate in the Santa Cruz County and hold the Baby-Friendly Hospital designation from World Health Organization and United Nations Children’s Fund.
Research shows that by offering breastfeeding services in conjunction with Baby-Friendly Hospital practices, we succeed in promoting, protecting and supporting breastfeeding. Mothers delivering at a Baby-Friendly Hospital tend to breastfeed longer than mothers delivering at other hospitals. By choosing to breastfeed you are providing the best source of nutrition for your baby. The benefits a baby receives from human milk will last his whole life.
How to effectively position and latch your newborn?
How do I know my baby is getting enough?
How much weight loss is normal?
Foods to help increase your milk production:
We offer several community support groups such as:
New Mom’s, Breastfeeding, and Social Support Groups.
Dominican Lactation Warm Line: (831) 462-7862
New Mom’s Support Group
Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., 3 weeks – 6 months of age Dominican Rehab Yoga/Pilates Room, 610 Frederick St.
Wednesdays, 9 – 11 a.m.
Dominican Rehab Lactation Office, 610 Frederick St.