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Baby’s feeding cues

How to know if your baby is hungry.

Breast milk pumping log

Congratulations on the birth of your baby. We support you in your desire to breastfeed your baby. This is a wonderful gift that you alone can give to your child.

Breastfeeding guide: The first 72 hours

Breastfeeding may be natural, but it's not always easy. To help mothers provide the best nutrition for their newborns, Providence Health & Services offers these recommendations.

Bringing baby home: Instructions for home care

Congratulations on your new baby! We've put together a list of helpful information and links to access Providence postpartum care services.

Preparing for your delivery: Resources for new mothers and families

Ready to have your baby? Here's everything you'll need to prepare for delivery at a Providence hospital or medical center.

Providence breastfeeding resources

Mothers often have questions and concerns about breastfeeding before and after their babies are born. To help mothers provide the best nutrition for their newborns, Providence Health & Services offers a variety of breastfeeding (lactation) services.

Recommended Resource

Your Guide to Breastfeeding

This easy-to-read publication from Women'sHealth.gov provides how-to information and support needed to breastfeed successfully. Expert tips and illustrations help new moms learn how to breastfeed comfortably and how to overcome common challenges.

Your Guide to Breastfeeding (Spanish)

Este folleto le proporcionará información básica para facilitarle a usted y a  su bebé el proceso de la lactancia. Usted aprenderá sobre:
  • los beneficios de la lactancia para la madre, el padre y la sociedad
  • respuestas a preguntas frecuentes sobre la lactancia
  • qué hacer para ayudar a que la lactancia tenga un buen inicio
  • por qué la lactancia materna es un asunto de salud pública y qué se está
  • haciendo para promoverla y protegerla
  • por qué debería hablar acerca de la lactancia con su médico o proveedor de servicios de salud y el pediatra de su bebé
  • dónde encontrar ayuda para la lactancia, y
  • qué preguntas acerca de la lactancia hacer durante su próxima visita al médico