Comprehensive Services and Support for Mom and Baby

Having a baby is an exciting time, but can leave new parents feeling overwhelmed. When you have your baby at Winnie Palmer Hospital, you have an entire team of specialists to support you from day one. Our comprehensive Newborn Services department will make sure you and your baby receive all the services and education needed for you to feel confident and ready to step into parenthood.

We offer an array of personalized services including screenings and education classes to help new parents feel equipped to care for their newborn. Our team of specialists are here to meet your needs and answer any questions you may have.

Our services include:

Lactation and Feeding Consultations

Breastfeeding can be one of the most beneficial things a mother can do for her baby, in addition to providing a special bonding time for mother and child. Our certified lactation consultants help expectant parents prepare for breastfeeding and provide one-on-one assistance to new mothers. Learn more about our Breastfeeding Education Center.

Nutritional Education

Our nutritionists are available to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your newborn's dietary needs. 

Newborn Hearing, Screening and Testing

During your stay at Winnie Palmer Hospital, your newborn will undergo a series of screenings and testing procedures to ensure that your baby is healthy and ready for discharge. These procedures also help to identify any conditions or birth defects that may have gone undetected during pregnancy. 

Parent Education

We are proud to provide numerous pregnancy, childbirth and parenting classes for women and families in our community. We offer many postnatal classes that cover areas such as breastfeeding, ways to connect to your newborn, and social classes for moms. For more information on class descriptions, times and registration, please visit our class listing.

Clinical Social Work

Our clinical social workers are key members of the healthcare team and assist with discharge planning to ensure mother and baby receive ongoing care and support, as needed.