The Union County Health Department is dedicated to helping you reach your breastfeeding goals. Breastfeeding is truly a family endeavor and is more successful when there is a strong support system for the person doing the feeding. That is why the Union County Health Department provides free breastfeeding support and consultation to all families. Our Certified Lactation Counselor is available to answer questions, provide counseling, educate on best practices, and link you to the many local resources available to Union County breastfeeding families. To speak to our Certified Lactation Counselor, please call Susie Knox, RN at (937) 642-2053.
Breastfeeding Support Group
Memorial Hospital and the Union County Health Department also partner to offer a breastfeeding support group. Pregnant, breastfeeding, or pumping mothers can enjoy the support of other mothers in a comfortable learning environment. Led by a trained breastfeeding counselor, this free interactive group offers education and a chance to have your questions answered. You can have your baby weighed, learn proper technique, have your questions answered, and talk with other breastfeeding mothers. The group is free to join and siblings are welcome. Call (937) 578-2329 for more information.
Breastfeeding Support Group Schedule
9:30 a,m. - Second & Fourth Wednesdays
6:30 p.m. - First and Third Mondays
Group meets at Memorial Hospital, Meeting Room E. Use Entrance E (Sleep Center Entrance, lower level)
Online Breastfeeding Community
Breastfeeding mothers are encouraged to join a closed Facebook group to get help and support 24/7. The Breast Information group is led by breastfeeding moms who help each other any time day or night. The closed group is moderated by a certified lactation consultant, so you can be sure to get accurate information. Visiit the group at www.facebook.com/groups/TheBreastInformation and ask to join if you are a breastfeeding parent.
We encourage parents looking for credible breastfeeding information on the web to visit www.kellymom.com. This site has information on all types of breastfeeding questions. Please know that help is only a phone call away. Please call our certified lactation counselor at (937) 645-2059 if you have any questions, encounter any barriers, or find online searches to be overwhelming.