When the magic day comes, Mother Nature will do most of the work for mom. There are simple tips that can help families get off to a great start.

Skin to Skin
Place baby on mom’s chest, skin to skin, after birth:
  • helps moms bond with baby
  • keep baby warm and calm
  • help baby learn to breastfeed (thanks to Mother Nature!)
Keep Baby in Room
Keep baby in the room at the hospital to:
  • teach baby who’s mom
  • allow baby to feed when ready and more often
  • helps mom learn when baby needs to feed
Feed Baby on Cue
Watch for signs that the baby wants to feed to:
  • helps baby feel settled and content
  • make breastfeeding easier
  • helps mom’s body make breast milk quicker
Latch Baby Well
A nurse will help mom find a good latch so:
  • moms make plenty of milk for baby
  • baby gets milk more easily
  • breastfeeding is comfortable for mom and baby

The We’re Prepared Checklist and Mobile App help families prepare for the hospital, build their care team and communicate their wishes.

Everything you need to know is organized into color-coded sections. Everyone can learn more about each practice on the app and website. You can also print a copy of the We’re Prepared Checklist to share with others.

Step by Step Education

Dive deeper into each of the sections below to learn about what families can expect in the hospital.

Fall in Love

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Download Coffective’s free mobile app and the We’re Prepared Checklist and start Getting Ready right now. Everyone can use these tools to ensure all families Fall In Love.

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