From pregnancy through the early weeks of your baby’s life, the NYP/HVH Maternity Center offers a host of resources and training for women and their families. Lactation Consultant Linda LeMon is available in the maternity unit to work with mothers on breastfeeding. After discharge, she continues to provide support through our telephone via phone and our breastfeeding support groups which meet every second and fourth Friday of the month. Mothers from the region meet with Linda to talk about breastfeeding and parenting issues, and moms can meet others in the area and exchange information and experiences.
Why is this important? Because studies show that breast-fed babies have stronger immune systems, fewer ailment and are less likely to be overweight in later years. The hospital received an Award of Excellence from the New York State Health Department in April 2011 for its breastfeeding support programs. NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital is also accredited by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.
For more information on childbirth and lactation support programs click here or please call 914-734-3896