Breastfeeding at WCH’s Women’s Pavilion
We know how important it is to bond with your newborn during breastfeeding, and we want to help make that experience as memorable as possible.
At the Women’s Pavilion at Wooster Community Hospital, we offer private, one-on-one breastfeeding consultations to help meet your particular needs. A fee is required, although it may be covered by insurance. The consultations can occur while you are in the hospital or on an outpatient basis.
WCH TodayCare Breastfeeding Consultations
Breastfeeding consultations are also offered through our telehealth services, where you can receive face-to-face breastfeeding support through an app on your smartphone, computer, or tablet.
Many of our patients prefer the convenience of this type of support, which allows them to receive expert advice while with their newborn and in the comfort of their own home. These consultations are available 24 hours a day by appointment.
How Breastfeeding Consultations Can Help You
Common reasons for requesting a breastfeeding consultation include:
- Failure or difficulty with latch
- Sore nipples
- Multiple births (twins, triplets)
- Flat or inverted nipples
- Prior breast surgery
- Low or overabundant milk supply
- Sucking abnormalities
- Infant shows little interest in breastfeeding
- Returning to work
- Slow infant weight gain
Our expert lactation consultants are highly qualified and experienced in working exclusively with moms and their babies on a wide range of breastfeeding issues. In addition, all of our obstetric nurses have additional training to help you meet your breastfeeding goals. Several nurses have advanced breastfeeding training and have obtained lactation certification.
Many expectant mothers and even fathers get involved with a breastfeeding class, so they can prepare for and help ensure their earliest experiences with their newborn are memorable.
At the Women’s Pavilion at Wooster Community Hospital, you will receive instruction by a certified lactation consultant, who will cover the basics of breastfeeding as well as where to get help if you need it.
To consult a lactation consultant at the Women’s Pavilion at Wooster Community Hospital for breastfeeding support services, call (330) 202-5567.
2019 Breastfeeding Class Schedule:
- January 23
- February 23
- March 20
- April 17
- May 22
- June 26
- July 24
- August 21
- September 25
- October 2
- November 13
- December 11
All classes are held on Wednesdays, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
To sign up for a Wooster Community Hospital breastfeeding class, call (330) 202-5548.