Breastfeeding Support ServicesThe 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
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 BrasThe 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 consultation and help from our peer consultations. We offer these after delivery, as breast size changes can be significant.
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. Breastfeeding Mothers' Group Bebe' Cafe' is a mothers group offered to all pregnant and breastfeeding women in the county. The group meets the second Wednesday of the month at the main WIC office from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. For more information, call (417)864-1541.
Greater Ozarks Regional Mother's Milk DepotDonating breast milk is giving the gift of life. There is now a safe, healthy and simple way for local women to donate milk that will help improve the lives of infants in our area and beyond.
Baby's first immunization
Cohen R, Mrtek MB & Mrtek RG. (1995). Comparison of maternal absenteeism and infant illness rates among breastfeeding and formula-feeding women in two corporations. American Journal of Health Promotion, 10 (2), 148-153.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2005) Division of Labor Force Statistics, Washington, D.C. Available at: www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/famee.pdf
National Immunization Survey. (2005). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Available online at: www.cdc.gov/ breastfeeding/data/NIS_data/data_2005.htm
- Break Time for Nursing Mothers Fact Sheet
- Break Time for Nursing Mothers
- Break Time for Nursing Mothers - FAQs
- Information on federal and state breastfeeding laws