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Breastfeeding Matters Now More than Ever Loving Support

We would like to help you succeed in meeting your breastfeeding goals! If you are newly pregnant or would like more information about breastfeeding please see the many resources listed below.

Childhood obesity is an epidemic in our country. Around 30% of children in Wisconsin are either overweight or obese. Breastfeeding for 9 months reduces a baby’s odds of becoming obese by more than 30% (CDC, 2011). Visit www.bfanwi.org for local breastfeeding resources and helpful information (supported by the Breastfeeding Alliance of Northeast WI).

All of our nurses can help you with concerns or questions about breastfeeding your baby. Parents can contact our office to ask questions or to schedule a home visit to have the baby weighed and have questions answered. 

For more complicated breastfeeding issues, Outagamie County Public Health has Board Certified (IBCLC) Lactation Consultants on staff.

Contact us at (920) 832-5100 or PHQuestions@outagamie.org for more information.

 

Additional Breastfeeding Support Resources

Breastfeeding Online- Dr. Jack Newman BFANWI Logo
http://www.breastfeedingonline.com

Kellymom.com
http://www.kellymom.com

LaLeche League of WI
http://www.llli.org/web/wisconsin.html

United States Breastfeeding Committee

http://www.usbreastfeeding.org

Wisconsin State Statute 253.165
http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/253/165

Breastfeeding Resources and Education- from WI Division of Public Health
http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/health/Nutrition/Breastfeeding/index.htm

 

Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace Resources
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Affordable Care Act”) amended section 7 of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) to require employers to provide reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for one year after the child’s birth each time such employee has need to express the milk. Employers are also required to provide a place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public, which may be used by an employee to express breast milk.

Working & Pumping Tips from Kellymom.com
http://kellymom.com/bf/pumpingmoms/pumping/bf-links-pumping/

The Business Case for Breastfeeding- Resource for mothers returning to work and for workplaces
http://www.womenshealth.gov/breastfeeding/business-case-for-breastfeeding.html

United States Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division. Section 7(r) of the Fair Labor Standards Act
http://www.dol.gov/whd/nursingmothers/Sec7rFLSA_btnm.htm

10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding
http://www.babyfriendlyusa.org/about-us/baby-friendly-hospital-initiative/the-ten-steps

Outagamie County Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace Policy

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For Health Information Specialists located throughout Wisconsin:

The Well Badger Resource Center helps connect women, pregnant women, families, adolescents, children, and health professionals with health care services and resources throughout the state.

For health information and referral services
Call 800-642-7837, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday,
email wellbadger@wwhf.org), or
go to wellbadger.org)