Recipient of the USDA's Loving Support of Excellence Award
Breastfeeding Support Group
Consider attending our Breastfeeding Support Group! It is held the second Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. Bring a friend, or plan to make one. No invitation is necessary, we love having new moms attend! At the meeting, pregnant women or mothers with babies visit with other women who are breastfeeding and exchange information from their experience and provide much needed encouragement. We hope to see you there!
If you have questions or concerns about breastfeeding please contact our Breastfeeding Consultant Anita Perry or our Breastfeeding Peer Counselor,Amanda Kline, and they will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
The Breastfeeding Peer Counselor at the Livingston County Health Center is Amanda Kline. She has successfully breastfed her children and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about breastfeeding. As a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, she provides personal support and education to mothers to ensure the best chances of a successful breastfeeding experience.
Feel free to contact her with any questions or concerns you may have.
Prenatal Breastfeeding Class
The Health Center offers a monthly Prenatal Breastfeeding Class. If you are thinking about breastfeeding, we encourage you to attend this informative class, designed to help you prepare for breastfeeding or help you make the choice in feeding your child. Topics Covered include: Benefits of Breastfeeding, Positioning, Breast Care, What to Expect After Delivery, Going Back to Work, and Pumping. Contact our office at 646-5506 to find out the dates for the classes.
On even months the classes are held at Hedrick Medical Center, on the Third Friday from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. On odd months they are held at the Livingston County Health Center, on the Third Thursday from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Breast Pumps Available
The Livingston County Health Center has breastpumps available for use. For WIC clients the pumps are available at no cost. They may be used as long as the client is in need of them and once finished they must be returned to the Livingston County Health Center.
We also have pumps available to the general public. For those not on WIC there is a one time fee of 50.00. The pump may be used as long as needed. Since we do not have a large number of these pumps we do ask that once you no longer need the pump that you return it to the Livingston County Health Center as soon as you can.
If you are interested in receiving a breast pump or have questions contact Amanda Kline at 660-646-5506.
The health center produces a monthly newsletter breastfeeding moms and those who want to learn more about breastfeeding. Breastfeeding News provides child development articles, commentaries from other moms, recipes and health updates for moms.
See our Newsletter Pagefor the current issue of the Breastfeeding Newsletter.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the Missouri Breastfeeding Coaltion would like to recognize employers in Missouri that provide workplace support to their breastfeeding employees through the "Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Award". Click the link on the right to apply for your Award!
Livingston County Health Center is an equal opportunity provider.
The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 800 Adam Drive Chillicothe, MO 64601 Phone: 660-646-5506 Fax: 660-646-4485