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BEDHD supports and encourages healthy beginnings for children. Breastfeeding is one way to give infants a healthy start. Breastfeeding is encouraged because breast milk has many benefits for babies, and breastfeeding has health benefits for mothers as well.

Below are some resources—including local groups—related to breastfeeding, for both moms and businesses.

In this section:

For Moms

The Barry County Baby Cafe

Baby Café is a drop-in Breastfeeding Club—an informal, comfortable place to meet other breastfeeding moms. International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) and Certified Lactation Counselors (CLC) attend each meeting to provide expert advice and support as needed.

Capital Area Baby Café

This is a drop-in breastfeeding support service in Lansing. Call (517) 337-7365 for more information and for meeting locations and times.

Capital Area Breastfeeding Coalition

This site has a large resource guide for help in the area and includes lactation consultants and counselors, online Facebook groups for instant advice, breast pump rentals and sales, and local support groups.

Coffective

This is a free mobile app with evidence-based educational materials about breastfeeding. You can download it on any smart phone from your apps store.

Free 15-Minute Lactation Consultant

Visit this website to chat with a lactation consultant for up to 15 minutes for FREE.

Stanford Medicine's "Newborn Nursery"

Visit  for great examples of latching on and other breastfeeding information.

Breastfeeding in East Lansing Facebook group

This is a great group for anyone in the East Lansing area. It has many members who will give almost-instant advice and help. To join, please email your request to breastfeedingeastlansing@gmail.com.

KellyMom

KellyMom has great breastfeeding information on almost any topic and is a very reliable source.

YouTube

YouTube isn’t just for music and funny cat videos! Visit YouTube and search for “Unicef Breast Crawl” for great examples of latching on.

Delta Waverly La Leche League

This is an online Facebook group. Feel free to visit their Facebook group or call one of the group leaders for immediate help. Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month and 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month. For more information, contact:

La Leche League of Middleville

This is an online Facebook group.  Feel free to visit their page or call one of the group leaders for immediate help. Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. For more information, contact:

  • Reagan: (801) 388-1640
  • Jenn: (269) 331-0169

For Businesses

BEDHD is working to strengthen breastfeeding support in both Barry and Eaton counties so that mothers can feel comfortable feeding their infants in public, in the workplace, and on their own time.

If your business is interested in learning how you can support breastfeeding employees or clients, contact Lauren Cibor.

More Information

MDHHS's Breastfeeding webpage.

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