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Breastfeeding & WIC

Columbus Public Health (CPH) Breastfeeding Helpline

Call to get help with breastfeeding or breast pumps. Click to see their Breastfeeding Help List. Services include consults at WIC clinic locations or over the phone, and breast pump rentals for those who qualify.
240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 645-7280
columbus.gov/publichealth/programs/Women-Infants-and-Children-WIC/WIC-Resources-and-Links

Hospital Breastfeeding Services

These hospitals throughout Columbus offer lactation and breastfeeding services. All offer phone consults and advice, but some also provide breastfeeding classes, pump rentals and support groups.

Kelly Mom

This website provides evidence-based information on breastfeeding, parenting, health and nutrition for families. Information is provided for educational purposes only.
147 Thirty-one Avenue North, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33704
kellymom.com

La Leche League of Ohio

Offers local mother-to-mother support, monthly meetings (online or in-person) and telephone help for mom’s who are learning to breastfeed. Phone numbers and meeting locations for local groups and groups throughout Ohio are listed on the website.
lllohio.org
National website: lllusa.org

Moms2B

Provides weekly prenatal education and support programs for pregnant women. Free transportation to program sessions can be provided as well as free child care, food and incentives for attendance.

  • Moms2B East
    Ohio State University Hospital East – Wallace Auditorium
    181 Taylor Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43203
  • Moms2B Linden
    New Salem Baptist Church
    2956 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43224
  • Moms2B North
    Epworth United Methodist Church
    5100 Karl Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229
  • Moms2B South
    Community Development for All People
    946 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206
  • Moms2B Southeast
    New Birth Christian Ministries
    3475 Refugee Road, Columbus, Ohio 43232
  • Moms2B Weinland Park
    Grace Missionary Baptist Church
    1182 North Sixth Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
  • Moms2B Franklinton
    Mount Carmel West – Healthy Living Center
    777 West State Street, Columbus, Ohio 43222
  • Moms2B Hilltop
    Hillcrest Baptist Church
    2480 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43204

(614) 292-1605
wexnermedical.osu.edu/moms2b

Motherisk

Families and health care professionals can call the toll-free Motherisk helpline based in Toronto to find out about the risk or safety of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, herbal products, chemicals, x-rays, chronic disease and infections during pregnancy.
555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G1X8
Motherisk Helpline: (877) 439-2744
motherisk.org

Mt. Carmel’s Welcome Home Program

Offers a free in-home wellness visit by Mount Carmel Registered Nurses for moms and new babies, living in Franklin County and the adjoining counties, who deliver at Mount Carmel East, Mount Carmel West, or Mount Carmel St. Ann’s. The nurse checks baby’s weight, umbilical cord and sleeping and eating habits. During the visit, the nurse will also answer any questions or concerns mom might have about breastfeeding, proper safe sleep, baby’s growth and development and other community resources and administer postpartum depression screenings.
(614) 546-4227
mountcarmelhealth.com/welcome-home

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Clinical Nutrition & Lactation

The experts in nutrition and lactation care can help patients with diagnosis, treatment and support.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
Main: (614) 722-3060
Outpatient Referrals: (614) 722-6200
nationwidechildrens.org/clinical-nutrition-and-lactation

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Homecare

Provide a full range of homecare services to central Ohio children of all ages, from newborns through young adults. Homecare offers the following areas of service:

  • Infusion Pharmacy
  • Pediatric Home Medical Equipment (like breast pumps and supplies, blood pressure kids, aids to daily living)
  • Intermittent (Short-Term) Nursing and Private Duty (Long-Term) Nursing
  • Skilled Therapy Services (OT, PT, Speech)
  • Hospice and Home-Based Palliative Care services for children with life-limiting illnesses

255 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 355-1100 or (800) 466-2727 Toll-free
nationwidechildrens.org/homecare

Ohio Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) for Pregnant Women

Provides free nutrition and breastfeeding classes in Spanish and English for pregnant women with a low income. The program is available in many counties throughout Ohio through OSU Extension.
1787 Neil Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210
(614) 688-5378
fcs.osu.edu/programs/nutrition/efnep

OhioHealth Mothers’ Milk Bank

Provides human milk to those in need, particularly premature infants and babies who are failing to thrive or have life-threatening conditions. Also, when indicated, milk can be provided for older children.
4850 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43213
(614) 566-0630
ohiohealth.com/locations/womens-health/mothers-milk-bank

Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

Helps income eligible pregnant and breastfeeding women, women who recently had a baby, infants, and children up to 5 years of age with nutrition education, breastfeeding education and support, formula and food vouchers. They provide a WIC Nutrition (EBT) Card to use at grocery stores.
246 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215

  • City of Columbus WIC: (614) 645-7280
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital WIC: (614) 722-2685
  • Call to find WIC clinic in Ohio: (800) 755-4769

odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/know-our-programs/women-infants-children/resources/women-infants-children-description