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Health Babies - Breastfeeding

Monroe County Breastfeeding Collaborative

Welcome to Breastfeeding Monroe, a breastfeeding informational site for mothers, families and health care professionals in Monroe County, Michigan.

Monroe County Breastfeeding Work Group:

Monroe County Breastfeeding Collaborative/Work Group is a group of healthcare professionals and breastfeeding advocates that work to improve breastfeeding support within our community and services for individuals on their breastfeeding journey.  Bi-monthly meetings typically take place on the last Wednesday of odd months at the Dorsh Library in Monroe from 12:30pm - 1:30pm.  If you are a breastfeeding advocate, interested in participating with this group, please contact us at: 734-240-7946 for more information.

Health Insurance reimbursement for breast pumps:

Many health insurance plans are aware of the numerous health benefits of breastfeeding and therefore may cover certain breastfeeding-related expenses.  For example this may include: lactation consultant services, breastpump rental/purchase and other costs.  Coverage for breastfeeding-related expenses will vary widely among different health insurance plans.  Click here to read more information: www.medela.com  

Attention Pregnant Moms!

The Monroe County Health Department - WIC Program offers a FREE breastfeeding class open to pregnant women living in Monroe County.  You do not have to be a WIC participant to participate with this FREE class.  During this 45 minute class you will:

- Learn what to expect in the hospital with breastfeeding
- Learn tips for initiating and maximizing milk supply
- Meet lactation professionals in your community

Please contact 734-240-7800 if you are interested in participating.

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement - In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by the USDA.  Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.  To file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.  To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) Email:  program.intake@usda.govThis institution is an equal opportunity provider. 

Disclaimer - The Monroe County Breastfeeding Collaborative is administered through the Monroe County WIC Program.  WIC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.  The views/businesses mentioned on the website are not necessarily endorsed by Monroe County government.  

Legal Disclaimer Regarding Online Lactation Assistance - The assistance that you receive via our website is not meant as a substitute for professional guidance from your local health care professional. Please seek help from your local health care professional or IBCLC if you are experiencing problems with breastfeeding or if you have continuing concerns. Information obtained on this webpage can not be construed as medical advice. Please check with your health care provider when making decisions concerning lactation that may impact the health and well-being of you and/or your breastfeeding child.