Flu season visitor restriction – age 16 or older (Restricción de visitantes durante la Temporada de Influenza (Flu) – Mayores de 16 años.)

Flu Season Visitor Restriction

Visitors temporarily restricted to age 16 or older

As a safety first organization, ChristianaCare is implementing a temporary visitation age restriction starting Tuesday, Jan. 21. This temporary restriction protects patients, their loved ones and health care workers during this time of extremely high number of influenza cases and other respiratory illnesses circulating in our community.

The new restrictions limit visitors to patients in Christiana and Wilmington hospitals to persons age 16 or older. Children and teens younger than 16 years are most likely to get the flu and remain contagious longer than adults. This restriction does not apply to outpatient and ambulatory services.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

For more information about the Flu visit our Health Library.

Restricción de visitantes durante la Temporada de Influenza (Flu)

Temporalmente solo se permiten los visitantes mayores de 16 años.

Como una organización que promueve la seguridad ante todo, ChristianaCare está implementando una restricción temporal en la edad de visitantes a partir del viernes 21 de enero. Esta restricción temporal protege a los pacientes, a sus seres queridos y al personal de cuidados de salud durante esta época con un número extremadamente alto de casos de influenza y de otras enfermedades respiratorias que circulan en nuestra comunidad.

Las nuevas restricciones, en los hospitales Christiana y Wilmington, sólo permiten visitas a pacientes de personas mayores de 16 años. Los niños y adolescentes menores de 16 años son más propensos a contraer el flu y son contagiosos por más tiempo que los adultos. Esta restricción no aplica a las áreas de servicios ambulatorios.

Gracias por su comprensión y cooperación.

Para más información sobre la gripe, visite nuestra Biblioteca de Salud.

After Delivery

After delivery, you will experience family-centered care that puts your baby at your bedside, 24 hours a day. Your partner or designated support person can stay with you and your baby for as long as you are in the hospital. Visiting hours are flexible, too. Review our visitor guidelines to find out more.


Lactation consultant is holding a breast pump

For the good health of babies and their mothers, we encourage new mothers to breastfeed whenever possible, and we offer a support network to make it an easy, enjoyable experience for you and your baby. Breast Milk is the perfect food for your baby as it contains antibodies to protect them from illness, is easily digested and changes alongside the growth of your baby. It is also a fantastic tool in the bonding process.

Our commitment to the highest level of care for infant feeding and mother-baby bonding has earned us a Baby-Friendly™ designation by the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative—a global program of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).


For breastfeeding support, questions or to schedule a consult please call 302-733-3360

Messages will be returned within 24 hours between 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For questions outside of these hours, please call your infants pediatrician.

Our Services

Our experienced nurses are ready to help you with any challenges you may have in breastfeeding and we also supply you with a breast milk pumping journal that can help you track the amount of milk you are making for your baby.

The journal includes: tips for building a supply of breast milk, comfort of flange fit while pumping, how to clean the pump as well as the kit parts and storage guidelines supported by Christiana Care.

Lactation consultants from Christiana Care can offer hands-on help with breastfeeding problems and are available for appointments at the Breastfeeding Education and Resource Center at Christiana Hospital.

The Breastfeeding Education and Resource Center provides:

  • Education about breastfeeding.
  • Emotional support and encouragement.
  • Advice for handling physical discomforts, such as soreness or tenderness when breastfeeding.
  • Answers about breastfeeding problems or concerns.
  • Tips for breastfeeding multiples (twins, triplets, etc.).
  • Help for mothers with babies in special care.
  • Breast pumps and breastfeeding supplies and rentals available at our Breastfeeding Resource Center.

Peer counselors for WIC-eligible moms

WIC peer counselors are mothers who have breastfed their own babies. They educate and connect with new moms and mothers-to-be, helping them to become more confident and comfortable with learning to breastfeed.

WIC peer counselors can also offer:

  • Tips for how to breastfeed comfortable and discreetly, even in public.
  • Ways to stay close to your baby through breastfeeding, even after you return to work or school.
  • Ideas for getting support from family and friends.
  • Advice for helping your body to make plenty of breast milk for your baby.

To learn more about WIC peer counselors, call 302-733-4151.