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Most new mothers and their babies stay in the hospital for 1-4 days after delivery. This is a good time to learn about breastfeeding basics, get some rest and spend uninterrupted time with your baby.

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Before discharge we will review with you what to expect in the coming days and how to tell if your baby is getting enough to eat.

After you and your baby are discharged you will get a phone call from a lactation consultant in a day or two. We check with all our new moms to offer support and answer any questions that may have come up since discharge.

Call the Lactation Resource Center at 603-354-5480 for help and support if:

  • Your baby is unable to nurse or is nursing less than 7 times in a 24-hour period.
  • You can't hear your baby swallowing after your milk comes in.
  • You are not sure if your milk has come in.
  • Your baby is not having yellow, seedy stools (3 a day) by 5 days of age.
  • Your breasts are hard and painful, or your nipples cracked and sore.
  • You are considering giving up.
  • You have a sore or red area on your breast, a temperature or flu-like symptoms.
  • You have questions or concerns about how things are going.
  • You have questions about breastfeeding, returning to work or breast pump rental/ purchase.

Trust yourself. You will find the best way to mother your baby even if your mother, sister or friends did it differently. Ask lots of questions and keep in touch with friends and health care professionals.