Need Breast Feeding Tips?

Breastfeeding Tips

  • Begin breastfeeding as soon after delivery as possible.

  • Nurse your baby at least 10 times in each 24 hours, starting on the first day of life.

  • Keep your baby where you can watch for feeding cues, such as: hand/finger sucking, putting his/her fists to cheeks, “open mouth searching.”

  • Try different positions to find the ones that work best for you & your baby.

  • Ask someone knowledgeable to observe a few feedings to check for proper positioning. This will help to prevent sore nipples, and increase your milk supply.

  • If you are unable to breastfeed your baby right away, be sure to pump your milk regularly, to increase, and maintain your milk supply.

  • Listen carefully for your baby to make swallowing sounds, while you nurse.

  • Nighttime feedings are an important part of breastfeeding. Nursing often, and not letting too much time pass between feedings, will continue to send the message to your breasts to make more milk.

Breastfeeding Information & Support

Broome County:
Broome County Health Department  |  778-2851
Lourdes Maternity Staff  |  798-5931
Lourdes Lactation Svc  |  584-4549
UHS Maternity Staff  |  763-6660
UHS Stay Healthy Center  |  763-5555
Broome County WIC  |  778-2825
WIC Peer Counseling  |  778-3904

 

Chenango County:
Chenango Memorial Hospital  |  337-4111
Chenango Maternity Ward  |  337-4145
Chenango County Health Department  |  337-1660
Opportunities for Chenango/WIC  |  334-7114

 

Chemung County:
Arnot Ogden Medical Lactation  |  735-5717
Arnot Ogden Health on Demand  |  737-4499
Chemung County Health Department  |  737-2028
Chemung County WIC  |  737-2039

 

Cortland County:
Cortland Community Action Program/WIC  |  753-6781
Cortland County Health Department  |  753-5028
Cortland Memorial Hospital  |  756-3750

Delaware County:
Delaware County Public Health  |  832-5200
Delaware Opportunities/WIC  |  746-1700

 

Otsego County:
Otsego County Public Health  |  547-4230
AO Fox Hospital  |  432-2000
Bassett Hospital  |  547-3535
Opportunities for Otsego/WIC  |  433-8071

 

Tioga County:
Tioga County Health Department  |  687-8600
Tioga Opportunities Program/WIC  |  687-3147

 

Tompkins County:
Cayuga Medical Center  |  274-4408
Cornell Cooperative Extension  |  272-2292
Tompkins County Health Department/WIC  |  274-6630
Tompkins County CHS  |  274-6604

Available in All Counties

LeLeche Leagues – 607-746-2165
For the Name of a Lactation Consultant Near You
Call: 1-800-231-0744