Infant Feeding

Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego recognizes that human milk is the optimal source of nutrition for newborns and infants. Human milk  plays a vital role in growth and development and is considered a medication that improves immune support.

All families are encouraged to breastfeed and/or provide expressed human milk to their infant while hospitalized, as long as the nutritional needs of the infant are met.

Please click here to read Rady Children’s policy on Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk.