As you recover, hospital staff will monitor your:
How long you stay in the hospital is a decision made by you and your physician, but it is affected by state and national laws and your insurance provider. Insurance companies usually cover about 24 hours for an uncomplicated vaginal birth and 48 to 72 hours for a cesarean birth.
Lactation consultants are available to help you with feeding difficulties, sore nipples, milk supply (too much or too little), premature babies, babies with special needs, multiples such as twins, and breastfeeding an adopted baby.
While you are in the hospital following the birth of your baby, a lactation consultant is available 7 days a week, including holidays. If you have questions after you leave the hospital, feel free to call our lactation consultants. If an appointment is needed, the lactation consultant can schedule one for you. Your insurance company will be billed for the appointment. Any charges not reimbursed by your insurance company will be billed to you.
For more information about Valley Medical Center's Lactation Services, call 425.228.3440, ext. 2526.
If you answered "no" to any of these questions, call Valley Medical Center Lactation Services at 425.228.3440 ext. 2526.
If you are breastfeeding, it is normal for your nipples to be tender when your baby first latches on. The soreness should lessen within a couple weeks, but could persist if baby doesn't latch or suck properly.
If your nipple tissue is cracked or bleeding, try these treatment techniques:
Engorgement is caused by lymph congestion, increased blood volume, and milk accumulation. Try these techniques:
Valley's Lactation Services team is here to help!