Postnatal care

Breastfeeding
Being skilled at breastfeeding will take some practising. During the maternity period you can have many questions or doubts regarding breastfeeding. The midwife can help out by assisting you in attaching the baby correctly to ensure that the baby can drink well. She will show you different poses for effective breastfeeding and will give you lots of tips.

If you have difficulty breastfeeding, you can also turn to a midwife. She will come to visit you at home and together you will look for an adequate
solution to your breastfeeding problem/question.

You can appeal to her at any age of your baby or even toddler. Refunds are foreseen until the age of 1 year. If there is no acute situation and your child is older than 3 weeks, you can also ask your questions in our practice. 

 

Do you have specific questions you would like to discuss with a midwife / lactation consultant? Then you can contact:

Midwife / lactation consultant
Emma De Schutter 
Leuven/ Tildonk: 0486 336 693

Midwife / lactation consultant
Alexandra Denys 
Leuven/ Boutersem: 0496 511 767

Care at home

The midwife will do regular check-ups at home in the postnatal period. Whether you have had a home birth or in hospital, with short-stay or longer, it doesn’t matter, the midwife will be there to help you.

During the home visit she will check both mother and child. She will monitor all necessary parameters, such as your blood pressure, uterus, starting your milk production, … She will also answer any questions you might have and assist you during this intense period. On the third, fourth or fifth day she can do a Guthrie-test on your baby.

The midwife will come to you as long and as often as needed, up until one year after the birth.

Psychological guidance

This individual guidance can be helpful for anyone with fears or anxieties, for those who feel uncomfortable or those who struggle with adapting to parenthood.

For more information, please contact Nina-Benedicte
Phone number: 0474 205 270
E-mail: ninabenedicte@diadamo.be
Website: www.diadamo.be