Breastfeeding and Baby Care Services
Prenatal Baby Care
We care about your health and the health of your baby right from the start. Sometimes, doctors will order special tests for women who may be at risk for problems during pregnancy. We offer a full array of perinatology services, including:
- Non-stress testing
- Oxytocin challenge test
- Ultrasound (sonogram)
- External version for babies in the breech position
- Fetal monitoring
Our staff includes board-certified Medical College of Wisconsin perinatologists who are experts in their field. The perinatologists see patients at Community Memorial for regular office visits and to perform diagnostic tests. They are also available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for pregnant women who need immediate treatment.
Newborn Baby Care
When newborns need special care, our board-certified Medical College of Wisconsin neonatologists are there for them. The neonatologists, who are experts in caring for Community Memorial’s tiniest patients, are available in the Newborn Special Care Unit 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Breastfeeding can be a wonderful bonding experience for a mother and her baby. However, most new moms—and some experienced moms, too—need help learning how to successfully breastfeed. Our board-certified lactation consultants have contact with every Birthing Center patient after delivery to ensure she feels comfortable breastfeeding. The lactation consultants use evidence-based practices to help mothers with problems such as latching, low or high milk supply and pain while nursing, and make follow-up phone calls to every mother after discharge.
The lactation consultants also teach a breastfeeding class for expectant mothers and are available for outpatient visits after patients are discharged.
Breast pump rental for breastfeeding
Mothers can buy or rent breastfeeding pumps and other equipment from the Birthing Center.
Community Memorial offers physical therapy services for women who are experiencing pain or discomfort during pregnancy or postpartum.