Help with breastfeeding from qualified and experienced lactation professionals
We have been assisting first-time mothers in establishing healthy routines for breastfeeding their infants. We are thrilled to tell you that the initiation rates (the percentage of mothers who choose to breastfeed) at Miracle Hospital are currently a remarkable 99 percent! Because we are a baby-friendly hospital, we are dedicated to providing new mothers with the necessary education and support to help them establish breastfeeding.
We help and care for mothers who are breastfeeding and their babies from the time they are pregnant until the baby is a toddler and beyond. Our full range of lactation services is meant to help breastfeeding mothers and their babies.
While you were carrying your baby:
To assist you in getting ready to breastfeed, our lactation consultants are available for scheduled appointments. Classes on how to breastfeed successfully before and after pregnancy are provided by the Childbirth Education Program.
During your stay at the hospital:
Our lactation consultants will make regular visits to breastfeeding mothers who are staying in the hospital to provide any additional assistance that may be needed with breastfeeding. Breastfeeding educators not only lead daily classes on how to breastfeed, but they are also available to guide you in the purchase of nursing bras and other items that are necessary for breastfeeding.
After you have returned home
Once they return home, many mothers discover that breastfeeding presents a number of difficulties. Meeting with a lactation consultant in person can help you deal with these problems and find possible solutions that will help you reach your breastfeeding goals.
It has been demonstrated that breastfeeding is healthy for both mother and child:
- Breast milk is the perfect first food for a new baby. Breastfeeding is a loving and nurturing way to strengthen the bond between a mother and her child, and it also provides the baby with a balanced diet.
- When a baby is breastfed, the mother’s antibodies pass on to the child. These antibodies help to strengthen the immune system, which in turn helps the child to remain healthy.
- A baby who is breastfed may have a lower risk of developing common illnesses like diarrhoea, ear infections, and pneumonia, as well as serious conditions like sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), juvenile diabetes, and childhood cancers, according to studies.
- Women who breastfeed have a decreased risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer, as well as anemia and osteoporosis.
- When breastfeeding mothers go back to work, they are less likely to get sick, are more likely to be productive, and are happier with their work environment.
Do I really need to eat enough food for two?
No. If you are pregnant, you might find that your appetite increases throughout the course of the pregnancy. On the other hand, this does not imply that you have to start eating for two as a result. Eating well and maintaining a balanced diet are two of the most essential things to do while pregnant. Eating well and maintaining a balanced diet both help lower the risk of developing complications during pregnancy. Talk to a nutritionist or dietitian if you are experiencing anxious feelings and if you feel the need to eat all the time as a result of those feelings.
Should I be worried about gaining weight during pregnancy?
Putting on excess weight can be dangerous for you in general because it can have a negative impact on your health and raise your blood pressure. Nevertheless, going on a diet while you are expecting a child is not the best idea. Losing too much weight during pregnancy can be dangerous for both you and your unborn child.
Maintaining a healthy diet is the most important thing you can do for yourself. The risk of complications can be increased both by putting on too much weight and by losing too much weight. Dietitians and nutritionists are the best people to consult if you want advice on how to maintain a healthy diet while you are expecting a child. In addition, if your weight gain or loss is a major concern, they will know how to help you navigate this issue as well.
Should I take extra vitamins and minerals?
There are two different vitamin supplements that are required to be taken during pregnancy. Folic acid and vitamin D are both components of these dietary supplements.
Before taking any dietary supplements, you should talk to a nutritionist to find out if it is safe for you to do so and to make sure you are not taking more of the supplement than is recommended.
In preparation for my appointment with the nutritionist, what should I bring?
an open mind! Although discussing your diet with a nutritionist or dietician might make you feel uncomfortable at first, you can be sure that they have your best interests at heart. Please do not hesitate to ask the nutritionists any questions or address any concerns you may have; they are there to assist you.