Going Home With Your Baby

Congratulations! Whether you have just welcomed your first child or your fifth, every experience is different. Going home can sometimes be stressful, but our Certified Lactation Consultants and skilled nursing staff are here to help. Ask us for advice before you leave, and at each of your child’s scheduled weight check appointments.

Breastfeeding support

With decades of experience, our lactation staff can help you and your baby nurse well together. Before you go home, a Certified Lactation Consultant will likely observe a feeding and answer any questions you have at the time. 

Whether or not you have breastfed before, it is natural for you to have more questions about feeding once you both go home. You can schedule one-on-one consultations before, during, and after your stay with us. You will also receive lactation support during your child's pediatric appointments as needed.

Choosing a primary care provider

As soon as your baby is born, we will help you to request a primary care provider (PCP) for your baby, as routine well-child visits usually start one week after birth. You can choose for your child to see your own family medicine provider, but most children receive their primary care from specialists in Cheshire Medical Center’s Pediatrics department

Breast pump rentals

Even if your insurance company provides for a breast pump, you may want a higher-quality pump for unique needs or times when you and your baby must be separated. We offer safe, comfortable, modern breast pumps and products for a very low rental fee to support you in providing milk for your baby. Ask your Certified Lactation Consultant for more details.

Are you feeling depressed or anxious?

  • If you think you are experiencing postpartum depression, you are not alone and help is available.
  • Postpartum Support International Helpline: CALL 800-944-4773 or TEXT 503-894-9453
  • Postpartum depression can affect parents after childbirth and can happen to anyone. Symptoms may include feelings of extreme sadness, anxiety, and exhaustion that may make completing daily care activities difficult. Learn about postpartum depression and find local resources.