Feeding Your Baby

One of the most important decisions you’ll make is how to nourish your baby.

Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding [PDF]

Diez Pasos Hacia una Feliz Lactancia Natural.

Breastfeeding is the preferred method of infant feeding and the decision to breastfeed should be made while you are pregnant. Breast milk provides the absolute best nutrition for a newborn and infant. If you decide to breastfeed, you will be given a Breastfeeding Guide with comprehensive information for you and your baby.

Human breast milk is the perfect food for your baby. It helps:

  • Prevent disease
  • Provide optimum nutrition
  • Promote healthy growth and development
  • Lower the risk of allergy and dental problems

When you decide to breastfeed your baby, our certified lactation consultants and registered nurses are here to support you in your decision. We offer bedside teaching, a "Warmline" for questions and classes to give you the information you need.

For more information, call Woman's Warmline at 225-924-8239. Breastfeeding supplies are available through the Mom & Baby Boutique in the Physician Office Building or call 225-231-5578.

Register for classes on Breastfeeding and Baby Care.