Breastfeeding and your baby
Not only can breastfeeding be a rewarding and nurturing experience, but it also offers many health benefits for your growing baby.
Breast milk is nutritionally complete, digested easily and provides a natural antibody to protect your baby against infections.
In addition, breastfeeding is more economical than formula feeding and helps promote optimal infant and child health, growth and development.
However, learning to nurse can take time, practice and patience. That’s why we have a variety of breastfeeding experts and services available to you and your family, including:
- Prenatal breastfeeding classes
- Prenatal assessment
- Breastfeeding consultations
- Back-to-work appointments
- Breast pumps, feeding supplies and breastfeeding aids
At Novant Health Nursing Mother’s Place, our international board-certified lactation consultants can teach you techniques for a successful nursing experience, provide follow-up contacts, and promote confidence in your nursing abilities.
Our Baby-Friendly journey
Many Novant Health medical centers are on a journey to become a baby-friendly hospital. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative is a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund to encourage and recognize hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for infant feeding.
Learn more about our Baby-Friendly journey »
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For more information about maternity services, call toll-free 1-855-251-8808.