Wood County, Wisconsin

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Wood County Breastfeeding Services

The Wood County Health Department provides breastfeeding education, support, and resources to all breastfeeding mothers regardless of income, age, or race.

Lactation Consultants in Wood County

The Wood County Health Department has 7 professionals certified in lactation.

Public Health

Service available Monday through Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

By appointment

  • Prenatal Breastfeeding Education
  • Breastfeeding Consultations (home visits available)

Walk-in (no appointment needed)

  • Weight Checks

Breastfeeding Follow-Up

Lactation consultants call or text all breastfeeding moms who reside in Wood County.

Calls are made at 1 month, 3 months, and 6 months postpartum.

Breastfeeding Support Group

Circle of Moms

Breastfeeding moms are invited to come with their babies to get out of the house and talk with other breastfeeding moms. Educational topics are available to start discussion. Call 715-421-8911 for more information or follow the Wood County Breastfeeding Coalition and Circle of Moms Breastfeeding Support Group- Saint Joseph's Hospital on Facebook

Circle of Moms

  • Tuesdays at 1:00 PM – Wood County Health Department (Wisconsin Rapids)
  • Thursdays at 10:00 AM – Saint Joseph’s Hospital (Marshfield)
New Baby? Looking for Support? Circle of Moms Breastfeeding Support Group

Breastfeeding Equipment / Accessories

  • Rental pumps and kits - $30 one-time fee
  • Breastfeeding accessories (Medela)
  • Cover-ups - $5
  • Pump holders - $5
Wood County Health Department

WIC Services

Available 24/7

Breastfeeding peer counselor: 715-213-3537

Available by Appointment
  • Lactation consultations by appointment
  • Prenatal breastfeeding education 3 times throughout pregnancy

Breastfeeding Follow-Up

Calls to all WIC breastfeeding moms are made

  • 2x in first week
  • Weekly in first month
  • Monthly in first year
  • As needed for follow-up

Breastfeeding Equipment

  • Rental Pumps
  • Hand pumps
  • Personal electric pumps
  • Accessories
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Breastfeeding Friendly Businesses and Childcare

The Wood County Health Department provides information and support for Breastfeeding Friendly Businesses and Friendly Childcare. Both programs are recognition programs for implementing breastfeeding friendly policies and environments.

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Breastfeeding Resources

For more information and to stay updated on the latest breastfeeding information and events going on in Wood County, visit www.woodcountybreastfeeding.org and follow the Wood County Breastfeeding Coalition on Facebook.

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