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Breastfeeding is one of the best things you can do to give your baby a healthy start. Breast milk has all the nutrients your baby needs, and breastfed babies are less likely to have health problems like ear infections. It is best to give your baby only breast milk for the first six months.

Find Breastfeeding Support

For help with breastfeeding, call your hospital, doctor, WIC office or see if a La Leche League group is in your area.

La Leche League

Click here to find a La Leche League support group

Drop In Centers

Many hospitals and community organizations offer free drop-in centers where you can have your baby weighed and get support from lactation consultants and other moms.

Click here for a list of Drop-In Centers in Indiana.

Well Baby Wednesdays at Walgreens

The Walgreens by Glendale Mall in Indianapolis (62nd and Keystone Ave.) offers a free breastfeeding support EVERY WEDNESDAY from 10 am - noon. No appointment needed! Includes baby weight checks, consultations with an IBCLC and pharmacist, breast pump rental, coupons and giveaways, and more!
Click here for a flyer.

Find Help with Breastfeeding and Going Back to Work

You can breastfeed and go back to work! Take a look at this resource to help answer questions about how to continue breastfeeding when you return to work.
Breastfeeding Frequently Asked Questions for Employees - English
Breastfeeding Frequently Asked Questions for Employees - Spanish

Find a Local Coalition

Breastfeeding coalitions are a wonderful means of support! With almost 40 coalitions across Indiana, chances are there is help close to you. Coalition members are dedicated breastfeeding advocates who love to help new moms and babies!

Click here to find a breastfeeding coalition near you.

Find Resources to Help Childcare Providers and Breastfeeding Families

  • "How to support Breastfeeding Mothers and Families" - A Simple Guide for Child Care Providers - Click here to access the presentation (pdf)
  • Resource List- Click here to view complete listing
  • Sample Breastfeeding Policy in Child Care Setting - Click here to view sample
  • Sample Child Care Provider Refrigerator Magnet Guide - Click here to view

           

Find Other Sites to Visit:

La Leche League Indiana Get information about breastfeeding and find support groups in your area.
Indiana WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children) If you or your baby is eligible for Medicaid, you will likely be eligible for the Women, Infant and Children Program (WIC). WIC helps you get healthy food and, if needed, a breast pump.
KellyMom.com Find answers to breastfeeding and parenting questions.

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