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
LaLeche League of WI
United States Breastfeeding Committee
Wisconsin State Statute 253.165
Breastfeeding Resources and Education- from WI Division of Public Health
Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace Resources
Working & Pumping Tips from Kellymom.com
The Business Case for Breastfeeding- Resource for mothers returning to work and for workplaces
United States Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division. Section 7(r) of the Fair Labor Standards Act
10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding
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.