Classes on breastfeeding are available at local hospitals and clinics.
Local WIC clinics offer education and support for breastfeeding for those who are eligible.
It is important to find education and support for breastfeeding and provision of milk for your baby even if you can not actively breastfeed.
There may be fees for some classes. Check when registering for classes.
Websites and Support Groups
Balancing Breast and Bottle - Learn How to Balance Breast and Bottle-feeding
Exclusively Pumping Breast Milk - A Guide to Providing Expressed Breast Milk for Your Baby
Just for Dads - A Guy's Site - Developed by Fathers for Fathers
Kelley Mom - Breastfeeding Information
La Leche League International - Breastfeeding Information
La Leche League of Ohio - Breastfeeding Support Groups in Ohio
Stanford School of Medicine - Video Lessons on Breastfeeding Basics
Work and Pump - Breastfeeding for Working Moms
Salem-Lisbon La Leche League of Ohio
All pregnant women, mothers and babies are welcome. Monthly meetings topics include advantages of breastfeeding, childbirth, the new baby at home, the art of breastfeeding, avoiding difficulties, nutrition and weaning.
2nd Tuesday of every month, 7 pm
New Lisbon Presbyterian Church - 111 East Chestnut Street, Lisbon, OH 44432
4th Tuesday of every month, 10 am
Location to be announced. Please contact LLL for more information.
To confirm meeting times and get more information, please click here.
What is the difference in lactation support? Is there a difference in who gives advice and do they have the best preparation and abilities to handle your breastfeeding questions?
We wanted to enclose a little information about the scope of practice of the lactation supporters available and the categories of those who provide care for mothers and babies.
The United States Lactation Consultants Association published this document to help you see the differences in prerequisites, training and scope of practice for three categories of lactation support. Remember that your Obstetrician and Pediatrician can provide you encouragement and care, and there are also groups such as La Leche League and other breastfeeding cafes or clubs available for breastfeeding support. We know WIC also has breastfeeding peers and there may be outpatient lactation centers near your home. There may be cost for some services but knowing the scope of practice of the care giver you choose will help you get the best support.
Seek the most qualified and experienced care for you and your baby. Breastfeeding isn't always easy and most of us have many questions in this adventure. Don't be afraid to ask questions.
How to Become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)?
Become a professional member of the healthcare team! Read these requirements to become an IBCLC.