Breastfeeding at WCH’s Women’s Pavilion
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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. To speak to a lactation consultant call (330) 202-5567.
Breastfeeding Support Group
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WCH TodayCare Breastfeeding Consultations
Lactation 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.
Common reasons for requesting a lactation 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.
2021 Breastfeeding Class Schedule
Beginning in August 2021 the Women's Pavilion will begin offering in-person childbirth classes. These classes will be dependent on our community transmission rate as determined by the Ohio Department of Health. Masks will be required during in person classes along with social distancing and small class sizes. In person classes will be on a first come first serve basis, please register early. For everyone's convenience and comfort level we will also be offering a virtual option as well.
- January 13
- February 10
- March 10
- April 14
- May 12
- June 9
- July 14
- August 18
- September 22
- October 13
- November 10
- December 15
To sign up for a Wooster Community Hospital breastfeeding class, call (330) 202-5548.
This award is an international award from ILCA (the International Lactation Consultant Association) and IBLCE (International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners, The IBLCE exam is the premier, internationally recognized measure of knowledge in lactation consulting and ILCA is the independent professional association for health care professionals who care for breastfeeding families.
This global award requires facilities to not only hire and utilize IBCLC's but also have a dedicated lactation program, complete an evidence-based project that protects, promotes, and supports breastfeeding and the IBCLC credential, and produce proper documentation for said project. It also requires the achievement and documentation of a specific breastfeeding training program for health professional staff who care for new families which is separate from the said IBCLC project.
Last round, the United States produced only 149 hospitals to receive this recognition and of those 149 Ohio had ten the majority were large health systems. We are extremely proud to be able to enhance Wooster Community Hospital's portfolio of Award-winning quality health care close to home.
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