Breastfeeding

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 to help you 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.

Breastfeeding Resources:

Printable Breastfeeding Guide

Breastfeeding Friendly Employer Toolkit

Kelly Mom

La Leche League

Coffective.com

WomensHealth.gov

March of Dimes

Center for Disease Control

Breast Friends Moms Support Group on Facebook

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/

Maximizing Milk Production with Hands on Pumping – from Stanford School of Medicine

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.

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