Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Support Services

The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program offers breastfeeding support and education to pregnant and breastfeeding women at no cost to the participant. Our staff includes internationally board-certified lactation consultants (IBCLC), breastfeeding peer counselors, and nutritionists.

Our office, a breastfeeding-friendly WIC clinic, is located in the Jordan Valley Community Health Center Building at:
440 E. Tampa St.
Springfield, MO 65806
(417) 864-1540

COX Health Centers: The Women's Center, (417) 269-5239
Mercy Hospital: Family Resource Center, (417) 820-2327
La Leche League of Springfield MO: Help line (417) 201-4242

Breastfeeding Support & Nursing Bras

The Springfield Greene County WIC program offers lactation support to all breastfeeding moms regardless of WIC participation. Anyone can call or come in and get help with breastfeeding. WIC participants can be fitted for a free nursing bra during a consultation and get help from our peer consultations. We offer these after delivery, as breast size changes can be significant.


Breastfeeding Classes

WIC offers breastfeeding classes for pregnant women. The first class is a breastfeeding class that teaches the benefits of breastfeeding. The second class is a breastfeeding class on basic infant behavior and breastfeeding. Nurture: Breastfeeding Encouragement and Support is a mothers group offered to all pregnant and breastfeeding women in the county. For more information, call (417) 864-1541. 

24 Hour Breastfeeding Support Line

417-838-9992
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