The Kish Hospital Emergency Department is approved for Pediatrics by the State of Illinois. This designation recognizes the clinical expertise of the staff and the availability of pediatric equipment and supplies.
Breastfeeding not only enhances the bond between mother and baby, it also provides a number of health benefits for both. Our nursing staff follows the guidelines of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses and the World Health Organization by encouraging mothers to breastfeed. During your stay, a certified lactation counselor offers support as the feeding routine is established. All nursing staff are educated on breastfeeding and available to offer support.
Breastfeeding supplies are available for purchase and breast pumps are available for rental or purchase. Breastfeeding classes are taught by certified lactation counselors. We recommend that first-time moms attend one of these classes to prepare for a successful breastfeeding experience.
The Breastfeeding Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital offers a variety of complimentary services and support for breastfeeding success for moms, babies and families. Our hospital remains dedicated to supporting you through your breastfeeding journey, from prenatal education, to our trained Maternity Suites nursing staff, our lactation consultants and breastfeeding support groups both in-person and online, we’re here for you and your baby.
Technology and Patient Care
New advancements in technology allow nurses to dedicate more time and attention to patient care.
The KCH OB TraceVue System documents admission records, labor and delivery records, flow charts, discharge and note records, including fetal monitoring for both mothers and their newborns utilizing a computerized charting system. Moms can now take advantage of wireless monitoring that allows them to be out of bed and walking around during labor without cords attached.All of our suites are set up with OB TraceVue, as well as the nursery. The nurses station is equipped with web-based access to the system and a central monitoring station.
Post-Partum Hospital Visits
Prior to discharge new mothers are encouraged to schedule a follow-up appointment within 72 hours of their discharge to take place in either the Maternity Suites or the Breastfeeding Center. This service is highly recommended for first-time and breastfeeding moms. A registered nurse will measure and weigh the baby, offer breastfeeding support, screen for post-partum depression, and provided an opportunity to ask questions. Mothers may have many questions about the care of their new baby, as well as about changes in their own bodies as they go through the post-partum period.
Should any questions or concerns arise regarding breastfeeding, please call the Breastfeeding Center Warm Line at 815.748.8350 to speak with a lactation consultant.