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Breastfeeding Classes

To inquire about Breastfeeding Classes, call 802.747.3695.

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National Safe Sleep Hospital

We are proud to announce that Rutland Regional Medical Center has been recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program as a “Cribs for Kids® Gold Safe Sleep Leader” 

Congratulations to the Women's & Children's Unit for achieving this award!

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After Your Baby Is Born

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Going home with a new baby is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. The physicians, nurses, lactation consultants and other professionals at Rutland Regional will give you and your family the care, support and education you need at this very special time of life. We are committed to promoting strong family ties and offering comprehensive postpartum care that includes:

  • Newborn testing. Your baby will be screened for health conditions that could lead to serious health problems or developmental delays if not diagnosed and treated early, including cystic fibrosis, hearing loss and maple syrup urine disease (branch-chain ketoaciduria).
  • Breastfeeding instruction and support. Our nurses have special training for working with new mothers who choose to breastfeed. They provide instruction and encouragement as well as referrals to community resources like La Leche League. Visiting Nurse Association referrals are also available.
  • Parenting education. We provide information on a range of parenting topics from knowing what to expect to hands-on instruction on how to bathe, diaper, feed and care for your baby.
  • Emotional support. It's natural to feel strong emotions when you're pregnant and just after you’ve had a baby. And, like some women, you may experience “baby blues” just after birth. These feelings usually go away in a week or two, but some new moms experience feelings of sadness that are much more intense (perinatal depression). Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Our physicians and nurses are here to help you understand and cope with your feelings and provide referrals for help if necessary.

Celebrate Breastfeeding!

Infant Safe Sleep Guidelines

All parents care about their baby’s safety. Watch this video, courtesy of the Vermont Dept. of Health, for information on safe sleep guidelines for babies up to 1 year of age.

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