It is important for mothers to talk to their partner and doctor before delivery about their decision to breastfeed, so they can provide the best support possible. This handout can be provided to WIC mothers to help her family and healthcare providers understand her ideal hospital experience and feeding goals. Spanish
Occasionally women need to use a nipple shield as a short term solution for a breastfeeding problem. This handout provides guidance to women on how to use, tips for success and how to wean from a nipple shield. (At this time, available for download only.)
Hand Expression DHSS catalog #29 Bilingual
Many women find hand expression an efficient way to express breast milk, especially in the early days when milk supply is not abundant. This hand out provides instructions and tips on how to be successful with hand expression. Spanish
How to Know Your Baby is Getting EnoughDHSS catalog #568 English #569 Spanish
This handout provides information on infant tummy size and appropriate number of wet/dirty diapers for a breastfed baby. A log for tracking the number of wet and dirty diapers the baby has each day for the first week postpartum is on the back.
After birth it is recommended that babies stay with their mothers in their hospital room 24 hours per day. This is known as “rooming-in.” This handout provides information on the benefits of rooming-in at the hospital and how to be successful. Spanish