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Breastfeeding Support

Baby-Friendly LogosAs a Baby-Friendly® Hospital, Dominican offers mothers and families extensive information and support for successful breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding Offers Many Benefits 

There are many health benefits you can pass directly to your baby through breastfeeding. We also offer daily support for breastfeeding to further strengthen that mother-baby bond.

In the hospital we practice a technique called “rooming-in,” which allows you and your new baby to be together during your entire hospital stay. We help you to start breastfeeding within an hour of birth and we provide additional resources for you once you leave the hospital.

Our board-certified lactation consultants have the expertise and the knowledge to help you and your baby.

Visit our classes and events for more information on breastfeeding classes.

Follow up Lactation appointments available at Dignity Health Pediatrics located at 1820 41st Ave., Ste. D, Capitola. Call (831) 476-3000 to schedule an appointment.

For more information on breastfeeding tips, please see our  Breastfeeding FAQs.

Baby-Friendly® Hospital 

The Baby-Friendly® Hospital Initiative was developed by the World Health Organization and United Nations Children’s Fund in an effort to increase breastfeeding rates and, in turn, reduce childhood illness and death. 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.

For more information on breastfeeding tips, please download our Breastfeeding FAQs here.

Learn More About Our Breastfeeding Support

To speak with a lactation consultant, call (831) 462-7862. Click to learn more about new mom's support group or our latch clinic.