- You may be able to hold your baby at this time, this can be healing for many families.
- Sometimes comfort feedings are appropriate; often babies may only take a little milk, then just want to cuddle. Talk with your baby’s medical team about what is safe and best for your baby. We will help you to have these warm experiences with your baby, if possible.
- If you feel plugged ducts or areas of pain, pump a little more often while massaging the blocked area. Watch for signs of mastitis or infection; fever, chills, muscle aches, tenderness, red or warm area on breast. If this happens, contact your doctor immediately. You may need mediation for infection. It’s ok to take acetaminophen or ibuprofen for pain relief, unless your doctor has told you not to take these.
- Outpatient Lactation Resources are: Your delivery hospital or SJH Lactation Services at 714-744-8764 or support groups www.nationalshare.org and www.resolve.org.
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