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After Pregnancy

After Pregnancy

A new journey begins. Our nurses will guide you and your baby to breastfeeding success. As you transition to motherhood, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed, sad or anxious. You’re not alone. We’re here to help.

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Your body provides the nutrition your baby needs. Still, breastfeeding takes practice—for you and for your newborn. Our certified lactation consultants and nursing staff are there for both of you every step of the way.

Breastfeeding Tips for Newborns

Safe Place for Newborns

Gundersen’s Safe Place for Newborns program offers confidential, protective shelter, medical care and treatment to newborns whose parents are unable to care for them.

A mother or caregiver with the mother’s permission can leave the unharmed baby, up to 3 days old, with a hospital employee. We don't ask questions or call the police.

The person who drops off the baby will receive a medical background questionnaire that can be returned to the hospital. La Crosse County Human Services will place the newborn in foster care before adoption. 

If you have questions about Safe Place for Newborns, contact Great Rivers 211 by dialing 2-1-1.

Lactation consultants

Our supportive lactation consultants will help you with:

  • Latching difficulties
  • Painful nursing
  • Sore nipples
  • Engorgement
  • Weight gain issues
  • Milk supply issues
  • Breast pump education
  • Breast milk donation

Lactation consultants are available throughout your pregnancy, during your hospital stay and after you've gone home. They are available by appointment or over the phone.

For questions, call:

For schedule an appointment, call:

Additional resources
Pelvic physical therapy
Our trained physical therapists can help if you’re experiencing pelvic pain after pregnancy by realigning your body, techniques to restore muscle function, exercise recommendations and more.
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Feeling overwhelmed?
A new baby is a major life change. If you’re overwhelmed, reach out for help. Start by dialing 2-1-1 to connect with Great Rivers 211 for free, confidential help 24/7.
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How to connect

For questions, call:

Schedule an appointment:

1900 South Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54601

(608) 782-7300

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