The Mom & Baby Care Center offers a range of services for mom and baby's needs after pregnancy and childbirth, including help with breastfeeding. From postpartum follow-up to lactation services, the Mom & Baby Care Center has a range of services to meet your and your baby's needs.
What to Expect
After childbirth, families are scheduled to visit with a postpartum nurse to ensure mother and baby are healthy and healing well. Services available at our Mom & Baby Care Center include:
- A postpartum follow-up visit two to three days after discharge from the hospital to assess breastfeeding and maternal-infant needs.
- Private consultations with our lactation specialists.
- Telephone counseling with our breastfeeding experts, by calling (425) 688-5516.
- Breastfeeding support group facilitated by a La Leche League group leader. La Leche League is an organization that gives information and encouragement to mothers who want to breastfeed their babies.
- Electric breast pump rental and instruction. You can rent one of our efficient, affordable pumps.
- Retail sales of breastfeeding equipment, pumps and accessories, stools, pillows, lanolin and more
- Nursing bra fittings and sales. We provide private, personal help to find the kind of nursing bra that is right for you.
- Free baby-weight station.
Postpartum Follow-up Program
To ensure the health of mom and baby in the early days, we encourage you to take advantage of our Postpartum Follow-up Program. Your family will be scheduled for a visit at the Mom & Baby Care Center two to three days after you leave the hospital.
A mother-baby nurse who specializes in postpartum care will assess baby’s health and mom’s recovery, and address any questions about feeding or baby care.
All lactation consultants are registered nurses with International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
Postpartum Blues & Depression
The arrival of a baby is like no other experience in life. As a new mother you will feel joy, fear, confusion, exhaustion and love. During the first few days after giving birth, you may experience a certain sense of the "blues,” including impatience, irritability or crying. These feelings generally come and go quickly. However, as many as one in ten women experience emotional symptoms known as postpartum depression.
Symptoms may include:
- Inability to sleep.
- Lack of appetite.
- Deep sadness and frequent crying.
- Feeling angry or irritated with your spouse/partner or your baby.
- Feeling out of control, hopeless or worthless.
For additional information, visit Postpartum Support International.