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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.

 

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

Moms2B is a group prenatal education and support program for pregnant women. Free transportation to program sessions can be provided as well as free child care while you participate in your session.

  • 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 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

(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

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

Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Homecare is the only homecare provider in the area operated by the pediatric experts at Children’s Hospital. They can provide breast pumps to children with specialized needs.
255 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 355-1100 or (800) 466-2727
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.
1787 Neil Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210
(614) 688-5378
http://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)

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
(614) 644-8006
www.odh.ohio.gov/odhprograms/ns/wicn/wic1.aspx