Capital Area Breastfeeding Resource Guide

 Capital Area Breastfeeding Resource Guide 5.25.15

For use by health care providers, mothers and others. If you know of a resource that should be added please contact Ann Siegle at

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FREE Breastfeeding Support:
  1. Capital Area Baby Café: a drop in breastfeeding program providing support from other mothers and skilled breastfeeding counselors. Call EPO for more info: 517-337-7365.                 Two locations:  Wednesdays, 10 – noon at Pennway Church of God, 1101 E.            Cavanaugh, Lansing, MI 48910                                                                                                       Thursdays, 1-3 p.m. at the WIC Information Mall, Ingham County Health Department, 5303 S. Cedar, Lansing.
  2. Delta-Waverly La Leche League
  3. East Lansing La Leche League:
  4. Breastfeeding in East Lansing Facebook page:  send email request to to join.
  5. Black Breastfeeding Moms of Michigan:
  6. Ingham County WIC Program – 517-887-4326
  7. Ingham County WIC Breastfeeding Help Line – 517- 887-4543
  8. Eaton County WIC Program – 517-541-2630- Heather Sanders or peer counselor Heather Dyer
  9. Mid-Michigan District Health Department (Clinton County) WIC Program – 989-224-2195
  10. Shiawassee County Health Department WIC Program – 989-743-2383 or 800-859-4229

Lactation Consultants – Hospital-based

McLaren Greater Lansing–517 975-7330

  • Deb Kline, RN

Sparrow Lactation Support Services (at Sparrow Only) – 517-364-2652

  • Tammy Ashley, RN, MSN, CFNP, IBCLC
  • Maureen Dillon, RN, IBCLC
  • Patricia Lutz, RN, IBCLC
  • Kathy Malone, LBSW, RN, IBCLC
  • Beth McLellan, RN, IBCLC in the RNICU– 517-364-2844
  • Karen Twyman, RN, MS, MSW, IBCLC

Lactation Consultants– Fee-for-Service

Breastfeeding Clinic:
Sparrow Out Patient Breastfeeding Clinic is open twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays from noon until 5 p.m. It is located in the Sparrow Professional Builoding, opposite the main hospital. A doctor and lactation consultant team help moms and babies that are having problems with breastfeeding. Appointments are made by referral from the mother’s or the baby’s primary healthcare provider.
  1. The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About your Baby from Birth to Age Two –
  2. The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding


  1. Best for Babes Foundation –
  2. Black Mothers Breastfeeding Association–
  3. Capital Area Breastfeeding Coalition –
  4. CDC Guide to Breastfeeding Interventions –
  5. Infant Risk Center – Medications & mother’s milk answer hotline —
  6., IBCLC Lactation Consultant breastfeeding answer site –
  7. Michigan Breastfeeding Network:  
  8. Stanford University School of Medicine, “Getting Started with Breastfeeding”
 Blogs – with links to other bloggers:
  1. Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog: Breastfeeding research, tips, podcasts & nursing fashions, Carnivals of Breastfeeding (search Carnival) with links to many, many bloggers posting about breastfeeding topics.
  2. Momzelle Breastfeeding Blog:– research, anecdotes from a new mother, and nursing fashions.
  3. Secrets of Baby Behavior, University of California-Davis Human Lactation Center-

Breast Pump Rental and Sales

  1. Sparrow Regional Medical Supply and Pharmacy
    •      Lansing – Phone: 517-371-2115; Fax: 517-371-1227
    •      St. Johns – Phone: 989-224-6730; Fax: 989-224-3245
  2. Breastfeeding Support and Counseling – 517-339-3038– Tina Brenner
  3. Sobak’s Home Medical (Owosso) – 989-723-8927
  4. MSU Clinical Center Pharmacy – 517-353-4930
  5. Bosom Buddies Lactation Support (Livingston County) – 810-229-3328
  6. Healthy Mother, Healthy Baby Brown’s Advanced Care (Jackson) – 517-789-7302
  7. Mother and Earth Baby Boutique – – 517-204-2248
  8. Bundle of Joy (Eaton Rapids) – 517-230-9629
  9. Hygeia —   888.786.7466
  10. Medela – 800-435-8316

Maternal-Infant Outreach Program 

Women’s Health Services – 517-887-4320;

County Health Departments

  1. Barry-Eaton District Heath Department (Lansing No.) – 517-485-7110                               WIC Program – 517-541-2630 (Eaton) or 269-945-9516 (Barry)
  2. Ingham County Health Department
    1. Child Health Services – 517-887-4305
    2. Prenatal Nutritionist – 517-887-4320
    3. Public Health Nursing – 517-887-4322–home visits for breastfeeding support
    4. WIC Program – 517-887-4326
    5. WIC Breastfeeding Help Line-  517-887-4543  – leave a message 24/7.
  3. Mid-Michigan District Health Department (Clinton County) 989-224-7772                        Public Health Nursing, Option 5                                                                                      Maternal and Infant Support Services, Option 6                                                            WIC Program, Option 5
  4. Shiawassee County Health Department WIC Program – 989-743-2383 or 800-859-4229

Other Resources

Willow Tree Family Center, 3333 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 101, Lansing, MI 48910   586-806-WTFC

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