Breastfeeding Support

For more information about our breastfeeding support services, or to schedule your visit, please call 607-756-3750.

Give You and Your Baby a Healthy Start

Breastfeeding is one of the best things that you can do for yourself and your baby. More than 75% of all new mothers in New York choose to breastfeed their babies. Breast milk has nutrients that are easy to digest and antibodies that protect infants from illness.

While the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends only breastfeeding for the first six months of your baby’s life, the longer you breastfeed, the more health benefits you are giving your child. Breast milk provides long term health advantages during a child’s life. Reduced risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), ear infections, diabetes, obesity and certain childhood cancers as well as overall lowered illness are some of the benefits.

Mothers who breastfeed recover more quickly from childbirth, return more quickly to pre-pregnancy weight, and are less likely to develop certain breast and ovarian cancers.

At Cortland Regional Medical Center, we believe in the importance of breastfeeding and we are here to provide you with the help you and baby need to succeed. Our one Certifed Lactation Counselor (CLC) and two International Board Certified Consultants (IBCLC) on staff are specially trained to help moms and babies with breastfeeding.

While in our care, our CLCs can help moms with the following:

  • Prenatal breastfeeding counseling
  • Help with positioning and latch
  • Prevention and management of breast pain and engorgement
  • Establishing and increasing milk production
  • Support when Mom and baby are separated fur to work, medical or educational commitments.

Resources
Below are links to more information about the benefits of breastfeeding for you and your baby.

Breastfeeding Partners
Center of Breastfeeding
International Lactation Consultants

La Leche League of Cortland County

Lactation Education & Training
Healthy Children Project, Inc's Center for Breastfeeding is offering Lactation Counselor Training and CLC Certification Exams. Sponsored by the Cortland County Breastfeeding Partnership, classes the week-long training will be held at Cortland Regional Medical from October 23 -October 27. Learn more at:http://www.centerforbreastfeeding.org/

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