Recipient of the USDA's Loving Support of Excellence Award
We Would Love to Help!
If you have questions or concerns about breastfeeding, please contact our Breastfeeding Consultant Anita Perry, RN, IBCLC at 660-646-5506 or our WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Shelby Hayes at 660-247-2499, and they will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
We also offer a Breastfeeding Support Group, Breastfeeding Newsletter, Breast Pumps on Loan and Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes--read more below!
Breastfeeding Support Group
We would love to have you attend our "Mother-to-Mother" Breastfeeding Support Group! It is held the first Tuesday of the month at 12:00 p.m. here at our office 800 Adam Drive in the classroom.
At the meeting, pregnant women or mothers with babies visit with other women and gain knowledge from their breastfeeding experience. It's a great time to ask questions and get advice about what works best. Nursing moms love to provide much needed encouragement.
Bring a friend, or plan to make one! There is no need to RSVP, just join us when you can! We hope to see you there!
Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
The WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor at the Health Center is Shelby Hayes . She has successfully breastfed her children and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about breastfeeding. As a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, she provides personal support and education to mothers to ensure the best chances of a successful breastfeeding experience.
Call Shelby Hayes at 247-2499 when you need help! There are no dumb questions!
Feel free to contact her with any questions or concerns you may have.
Prenatal Breastfeeding Class
The Health Center offers a bi-monthly Prenatal Breastfeeding Class. If you are thinking about breastfeeding, we encourage you to attend this informative class, designed to help you prepare for breastfeeding or help you make the choice in feeding your child.
Topics Covered include: Benefits of Breastfeeding, Positioning, Breast Care, What to Expect After Delivery, Going Back to Work, and Pumping. Contact our office at 646-5506 to find out the dates for the classes.
Breast Pumps Available
The Livingston County Health Center has hospital grade breast pumps available for use on loan. For WIC clients the pumps are available at no cost. They may be used as long as the client is in need of them and once finished they must be returned to the Health Center.
We also have pumps available to the general public for a one time fee of 50.00. The pump may be used as long as needed. Since we do not have a large number of these pumps we do ask that once you no longer need the pump that you return it as soon as you can.
If you are interested in receiving a breast pump or have questions contact Shelby Hayes at 660-646-5506 or 660-247-2499.
The health center produces a bi-monthly newsletter for breastfeeding moms and those who want to learn more about breastfeeding. Breastfeeding News provides questions & answer, topics about nursing, Mom of the Month column, recipes and health updates for moms.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the Missouri Breastfeeding Coaltion would like to recognize employers in Missouri that provide workplace support to their breastfeeding employees through the "Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Award". Click on the link below to apply for your Award!