Taking Your Baby Home
Our concern for you and your baby doesn't end when you leave St. Mary's. You'll receive a Home Information Kit that reviews what you learned about caring for your baby and much more. A helpful reference booklet on breastfeeding is also available. Having your baby at St. Mary's makes you a part of our family. So, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call a Mother-Baby Unit nurse at 970-298-2575.
Center for Infant Feeding
The American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Academy of Pediatrics support breastfeeding for infant nutrition. The Center for Infant Feeding provides accurate, up-to-date information to ensure all new moms receive support and encouragement. Nurses who are certified lactation educators are available daily to answer your questions. The Center has information about returning to work, breast pumping, and weaning. They also provide information on breast pump rentals and purchase. Moms and babies who are experiencing feeding problems can also contact the Center for help.
SPAN (Supporting Parents and Newborns)
Taking a new baby home can be overwhelming at times, even for experienced parents. To assist you in addressing any questions or concerns that may arise once you are home, St.Mary’s Hospital OB nurses provide SPAN appointments. These are scheduled outpatient visits where your baby can be weighed, checked for jaundice, and feeding or other issues can be addressed. If you desire an appointment before you go home, a nurse will arrange for you to return to the hospital for your SPAN visit with your baby in 2-4 days after discharge.
Classes to Help You Care for Baby
See the complete list St. Mary's classes to help you and your family care for your new baby.