Breastfeeding is the best way to feed your baby and we are here to help you. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months, followed by continued breastfeeding while introducing foods for at least the first year, and beyond as mother and child desire.
Breastfeeding can seem overwhelming at first, we are here to help you and your baby succeed! Green County Public Health has Certified Lactation Counselors who are available by appointment to help you by calling (608)328-9390 with any breastfeeding questions or concerns. Your health care provider may also be able to refer you to a lactation consultant at your baby’s well check appointments.
Pregnancy, Breastfeeding & COVID-19
According to the CDC, pregnant are more likely to get severely ill with COVID-19 compared to non-pregnant people. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine will help protect pregnant people from severe illness due to COVID-19. It is recommended that people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant in the future get the COVID-19 vaccine. Check out the resources below to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines and pregnancy and breastfeeding.
A Breastfeeding Class and Child Birth Education Class is offered at Monroe Clinic. For more information call (608)324-2000
Infant Risk Hotline (takes questions about mother’s milk and medication) Hotline number Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm 1(806)352-2519 or http://www.infantrisk.com/
Information on a nursing mother’s rights in the workplace and filing a complaint – U.S. Department of Labor https://www.dol.gov/whd/nursingmothers/ or call 1(866)487-9243 for free, confidential help.