The best nutrition for your child
Directly after the birth of the placenta your body prepares itself for the next step; nurturing your baby. Nature is designed in a way that mother’s milk is the always the best nutrition for her child. Mother’s milk is perfectly aligned with the needs, the growth and the immune system of your baby.
World Health Organisation advises to give at least six months of full breastfeeding to your baby. It is up to you whether you want to breastfeed your baby or not and especially how long you want to do so. You can only do this is you fully support your decision.
You can prepare yourself breastfeeding by reading up the subject and/or attending an information evening. You can expect help and support from us and the maternity nurse directly after the delivery of your child and in your childbed. Extra attention may be required in the childbed if the breastfeeding is difficult. In those cases, we advise to seek help from a lactation consultant. During the check in our practice we wil discuss your wishes about the preferred nutrition for your child. There is room for your questions about feeding so we can support you optimally in that regard.
We won’t hide the fact that we are pro breastfeeding. But whichever choice you make we will support you in feeding your child.
Want to know more about breastfeeding?
Sometimes the breastfeeding period doesn’t go without hurdles in which case it is necessary to get some extra help with the supporting the breastfeeding. Extra help is a lactation expert, an expert in the field of breastfeeding. In our practice Joyce is the right person for this. On days that she is not working there are other lactation experts in Haarlem that love to help you. The midwives can refer you. Help with lactation is often compensated by health insurance. However, it is advisable to check with your insurance company upfront.
There is also the“Mamacafe” where lactation experts are present for short questions about breastfeeding but you can also enjoy a great cup of coffee with other mothers and your child(ren).