Cayman offers a good selection of experts who can help you in the first few days and weeks after giving birth, whether it's lactation advice or general newborn baby care. This is especially helpful for those who do not have family close by.
For more information on pre and postnatal care in the Cayman Islands, see Cayman Parent's article, 'Bump, Baby & Beyond'.
Nurturing Birth Experiences (part of RVC Rehab Services) offer lactation services to help mothers get off to the right start with breastfeeding. They offer in-home visits and work with mothers to address practical issues and help set realistic expectations for your baby and yourself. They will leave you with strategies to help you achieve your breastfeeding goals. Tel: (345) 949 6024.
The Cayman Islands Breastfeeding Support Group is a volunteer group which offers free support and education in breastfeeding to expecting and existing mothers. The group consists of experienced mothers who have breastfed, lactation consultants, nurses and midwives. They visit new mothers to offer free breastfeeding advice and support, and also offer telephone support. They will rent hospital-grade Medela pumps in emergency situations and provide reasonably-priced breast pumps for mothers returning to work. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The midwives at the Women’s Health Clinic offer free post-natal care and home visits for HSA patients. Tel: (345) 244 2649 / 2710 / 2732. They can provide general and breastfeeding support after the birth of your child. These services are also offered at the following health centres on-Island:
The Health Services Authority (HSA) offers these services to the following health centres on-Island:
- Bodden Town Health Centre Available Monday and Thursday 8.30am-8pm; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8.30am-4pm and Saturday 8.30am-12pm. Tel: (345) 947 2299.
- East End Health Centre Available Monday-Friday 8.30am-4pm and Saturday 8.30am-12pm. Tel: (345) 947 7440.
- West Bay Health Centre Available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 8.30am-4pm; Wednesdays 8.30am-8pm and Saturdays 8.30am-12pm. Tel: (345) 949 3439.
- North Side Clinic Available Monday-Friday 8.30am-4pm; Saturday 8.30am-12pm. Tel: (345) 947 9525.