Breastfeeding & Lactation Support
Our nurses provide education and information on breastfeeding and baby care, as well as help with feedings, diapering and other needs. Lactation consultants are available to provide you with personalized advice and guide you in beneficial breastfeeding techniques.
Breastfeeding Supply Stores
Our on-site breastfeeding supply store at Essentials at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach, offers the latest supplies. Our knowledgeable staff can help you select the right products for you.
Adding Your Newborn to Your Health Plan
Charges for newborns will be billed to your insurance plan unless you tell us otherwise. Most plans require that newborns are added to your coverage within 30 days of birth. Review your insurance plan member guide, contact your insurance carrier, or inquire with your employer to be sure of your plan guidelines.
Birth certificate copies are not available through the hospitals. Depending on when you or your child was born, you will need to contact either:
- City of Long Beach
- Los Angeles County Recorder’s Office
- County of Orange Health Care Agency
- Orange County Clerk-Recorder
Born within one year at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach:
City of Long Beach
Department of Health and Human Services
Phone: (562) 570-4305
Born more than a year ago at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach:
Los Angeles County Recorders Office
Phone: (562) 462-2137 or (562) 462-2103
Born after 1994 at Orange Coast Memorial or Saddleback Memorial:
County of Orange Health Care Agency
Phone: (714) 480-6700
Born between 1889 – 1993 at Orange Coast Memorial or Saddleback Memorial:
Orange County Clerk-Recorder
Phone: (877) 445-8988
Newborn Safety & Security
The security of you and your baby is very important to us, so we have a number of security measures in place to protect both mom and baby. One security measure is the mother and baby wrist bands with matching identification numbers. Baby also has one on the ankle, and your partner receives one. Each time you are separated from your baby, the bands are compared to make sure the numbers match. This is to ensure the right baby is always with the right mom.
Other security measures are color-coded identification badges and secured entrances. An identification badge with a pink background indicates the employee is cleared to be in the post-partum unit with your baby. Labor and Delivery, the nursery, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and postpartum locations all have secure card readers at the entrance. Employees must use their badge to enter and guests must be cleared before entering.