To Our Nursing Partners:
Research has shown that breast milk is crucial in preventing life threatening
complications in premature and compromised infants. We have asked your patient
to provide milk for her baby.
You play an important role in ensuring mom will have milk for her baby.
Here is a checklist of the critical tasks for helping mothers who are separated from
their newborns establish a milk supply:
ξ Start mom pumping within 6 hours of delivery.
ξ Encourage her to pump 8-12 times each 24 hours (every 2-3 hours, at least
ξ Arrange for mom to obtain a hospital grade rental pump to use at home.
ξ Save every drop! (See mom’s handout for AFCH storage guidelines.)
Thank you for helping provide mother’s milk for our hospitalized infants! Please
call the AFCH NICU (608-890-9600) or PICU (608-263-8049) if you have any
questions or concerns.
We look forward to partnering with you!
Your health care team may have given you this information as part of your care. If so, please use it and call if you
have any questions. If this information was not given to you as part of your care, please check with your doctor. This
is not medical advice. This is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Because each
person’s health needs are different, you should talk with your doctor or others on your health care team when using
this information. If you have an emergency, please call 911. Copyright © 4/2017 University of Wisconsin Hospitals
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