Breastfeeding Assistance Program
Breastfeeding your baby can be one of the most wondrous experiences for a new mother; it can also result in many health and emotional benefits for mother and baby alike. To help mothers prepare for breastfeeding, St. John Providence Health System offers Breastfeeding Assistance Programs. Lactation consultants provide expectant mothers with basic breastfeeding information before the baby is born. After the birth, the consultants provide one-to-one instruction. And once mother and baby go home, the consultants are only a phone call away to answer questions and provide support and encouragement. We also sell and rent breast pumps and related supplies; sell nursing bras, pillows and breast shells.
Helpful articles from our health library
|Breastfeeding - Read more about how to get started breastfeeding.|
|Effective breastfeeding - Learn how to effectively breastfeed your infant from day one.|
|Ineffective latch-on or sucking - Learn how to identify cues and what to do to help your baby latch on.|
|Knock down the hurdles of breastfeeding - Recognize hurdles and read tips on how to break the barriers of breastfeeding.|
|Maternal nutrition and breastfeeding - Read about the nutritional diet suggestions for mother while breastfeeding.|
|Mismanaged breastfeeding - Is your baby not gaining weight while breastfeeding? Here are some things to consider.|
|Travel while pregnant or breastfeeding - Suggested considerations for travel while pregnant or breastfeeding.|
|Surgery and the breastfeeding infant - Suggestions on how to breastfeed after baby’s surgery.|
Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding
The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding form the basis of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, a worldwide breastfeeding quality improvement project created by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Childrens’ Fund.
Baby-Friendly hospitals and birth centers also uphold the WHO International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes by offering education and educational materials that promote human milk rather than other infant food or drinks by refusing to accept or distribute free or subsidized supplies of breastmilk substitutes, nipples, and other feeding devices.
We’re here to help!
Do you have questions or require assistance? Please call us at one of the locations listed below:
Providence Park Hospital - Novi
Providence Hospital - Southfield
St. John Hospital and Medical Center - Detroit
St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center - Warren