Kirtly Jones MD


Breastfeeding

Top of the pageBreastfeedingBreastfeeding is feeding a baby breast milk directly from the breast or from a bottle after expressing the milk with a pump. Breast milk provides the best nutrition for a baby in the first 6 months of life. Other foods, such as cereal, are...

Dilation and Curettage (D&C)

A dilation and curettage (D&C) is a procedure to remove tissue from the lining of the uterus ( endometrium ). During a D&C, the vagina is spread open. Then the cervix is opened gently so that tissue can be removed, usually with a scraping or suction tool. A D&C may be done in a hospital or clinic. Most women go home the…

Breastfeeding After Breast Surgery

Women who have had breast implants or surgery to remove cysts or benign (noncancerous) lumps usually are able to breastfeed. Women who have had surgery to make their breasts smaller (breast reduction) may have trouble breastfeeding if the milk ducts were cut or removed during surgery. These women may wish to consult…

Hospital Policies and Breastfeeding

It is important to have breastfeeding support from your doctors, nurses, and hospital staff who care for you and your baby. Fortunately, most people involved in health care are aware of the benefits of breastfeeding. Before having your baby, research the breastfeeding policies at your hospital of choice. Look at…