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Breastfeeding & Lactation Counseling

What is the Douglas County Health Department Breastfeeding Support Program?

The Breastfeeding Support Program is a division of our Women Infants and Children program.  We support and encourage mothers through education and one-on-one counseling sessions. While there are many benefits to breastfeeding; it is the healthiest and most economical way to nourish new babies. We can provide instructions to new mothers on how to breastfeed and if needed, can help work through a difficulty as your nursing/pumping, or we can answer your questions.  If we can help you, please call our office and ask to speak with one of our Lactation Consultants by calling 217-253-4137.


After-hours you can receive assistance and support through our Breastfeeding Support Group page by clicking the button below.

Just submit a request to join and we will see that you are added to the group. You will find this peer group to be encouraging, supportive, knowledgeable and educational. If you aren’t already a group member, please send us a request today!  Thank you.

Breastfeeding Counseling & Support

Breastfeeding support is available to all living in Douglas County, Illinois. We wholeheartedly believe in the many benefits of breastfeeding and wish to provide information, assistance, and emotional support throughout.   Our staff has several lactation consultants who are here to help you and your baby. Each is kind, knowledgeable, and patient. We are happy to answer questions related to: latching, nursing, lactation, pumping, breast milk, milk storage, breast care, etc..


If you have questions or would like to speak with one of our LC’s, please call our office at 217-253-4137 between 8am-4:30pm or after-hours, we can connect with you through our Breastfeeding Support Page linked in the button above.

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