According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the start of breastfeeding is when the baby is kept skin-to-skin with the mother immediately after birth and until the first breastfeeding. The baby’s sense of smell allows him/her to find the breast to begin the initial breastfeeding. Research shows that infants that are skin-to-skin with their mothers, breastfeed better, sooner and are more likely to exclusively breastfeed.
Mothers will be encouraged to remain with their infant throughout their hospital stay: It is what the baby wants and needs.
All routine newborn procedures will be performed at the mother’s bedside including pediatrician daily visits, lab work, hearing screen, newborn screen and lactation consultations.
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