Breastfeeding is encouraged to begin immediately. Unless there is a special circumstance, babies are weighed in the birthing room and given their first bath with the family present. The new family will stay together in the birthing room for approximately two to three hours after delivery. Babies and mothers are roomed together on the postpartum floor to promote bonding and successful lactation.
Lactation educators and consultants are available most days to answer questions and provide one-on-one support. We make every effort to accommodate private rooms and significant others are encouraged to stay when private rooms can be arranged. Families stay 24-48 hours after a normal delivery and up to 4 days after a cesarean birth.