Breastfeeding Support Services
Meet the Staff:
Jen: International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Certified Lacatation Counselor (CLC), and Trained Baby-wearing Consultant
Tiffany: Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
Breastfeeding is Best!
Breastfeeding is the healthiest way to feed your baby. Breast milk has just the right amount of protein, vitamins, and minerals for your baby. It helps protect your baby from infections and illnesses. It also helps your baby's eyes and brain develop. Breastfeeding is good for moms too! Breastfeeding helps you lose weight and keeps your bones healthy and also lowers your risk for breast, cervical and ovarian cancer. WIC Breastfeeding mother's receive larger food packages and can receive benefits for one year, vs. 6mo. for non breastfeeding mothers.
Breastfeeding Support Services are available to ALL Shiawassee County residents.
The Shiawassee County Health Department Breastfeeding Support Staff offer a variety of services and resources for breastfeeding mothers. For a list of other support offerings - click here.
During COVID-19, breastfeeding support services are available in person, over the phone, or done virtually. Call us at 989-743-2383 to schedule an appointment.
Whether you're finding breastfeeding to be the hardest thing you've ever done - or you're feeling like an absolute champion, Baby Café is for you! Getting help from trained staff, helping others by showing them what you've learned, and simply being with other new parents is valuable for everyone!
You're invited, and take advantage of this FREE resource for communities!
Still looking for additional support? Visit us on Facebook for credible and reliable breastfeeding information! We also update changes in programs and services so you have the most up-to-date information available.
Feeding Your Baby: This class is for expectant parents and explains why breastfeeding is the optimal choice feeding choice, but covers all feeding options for families. Participants will watch this video and will be asked to complete a short quiz to complete the course. WIC clients who participate in this course will receive WIC benefits after completing the class.
How to Breastfeed: During this hands on class, participants will go over detailed information on latching, positioning tips, and more. During COVID-19, this class is being held virtually. Participants will receive a certificate of completion after the class. For a copy of the video and booklet - click here!
Pumping: This class is designed to show mothers how to use their breast-pump, correct flange fit, back to work pumping, exclusive pumping and pumping to increase your supply. Did you know that your insurance will cover a breastpump? For more information - click here.
August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month
While this year may look different, our Breastfeeding Awareness event will be done virtually! Join us for a Breastfeeding Scavenger Hunt on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 from 10AM-2PM. Participants that collect 5,000 points will receive a 2020 breastfeeding t-shirt!
For more information - click here!
Shiawassee County Staff - Breastfeeding Walk 2018
CDC Breastfeeding Information: http://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/
Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine: https://www.bfmed.org/
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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.