I am so proud I gave birth in this hospital. SLMC Global City is a huge reason why both my children were breastfed.
I was never separated from my babies.
They were placed immediately on my chest as soon as they came out of me. They latched onto my breast and stayed there for a few minutes while Vince and I cooed and giggled.
My babies were roomed in with me.
We had lots of time to bond and get to know each other right after birth. The nurses really left us alone. This allowed me and my kids to rest.
A lactation consultant came in to teach me how to massage my breasts, to check if I had milk, to see if there was proper latch. I was also assured that I can have breastfeeding support even after discharge. I didn't need this, though, since I was lucky enough to have no problems with nursing.
I'm a successful breastfeeding mother because of my determination to nurse, the support of my husband, and the encouragement and strong breastfeeding policy of the hospital I gave birth in.
I encourage all pregnant moms to check the breastfeeding and rooming-in policies of your hospital. They really are a huge factor in your breastfeeding success!