August 2015

When preparing to take your baby home from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), an important topic to discuss with the NICU staff is your goal of breastfeeding at home. Your baby may have already tried latching on or full feedings while in the NICU, but breastfeeding a premature infant at home presents new challenges. Here are some things you can do to make this transition easier for you and baby.

Preparing for your baby’s discharge

For a few days, pump more milk than needed. This helps stimulate your body to make as much milk as possible. The more milk you’re producing,... Read More »