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Breastfeeding & WIC

Lutheran Social Services (LSS) 211 Central Ohio

Faith-based organization providing a wide range of services across Ohio. Services include Faith Mission homeless shelter, food, health care, affordable senior living and domestic violence help. Visit the website for detailed program information and to find an office near you. The United Way/LSS 211 Information and Referral network can connect you to other social services across Franklin County.

lssnetworkofhope.org

Columbus Public Health (CPH) Breastfeeding Helpline

Call to get help with breastfeeding. 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
Breastfeeding Helpline: (614) 645-7065 or (888) 588-3423 or Text BFHOTLINE to 839863
Help Finding a WIC Clinic: (614) 645-7280
View the Breastfeeding Help List (last updated 2021) for other resources and agencies in Franklin County.
columbus.gov/publichealth/programs/women-infants-and-children-wic/wic-resources-and-links

Columbus Public Health (CPH) Resource Lists

These neighborhood resource lists are extremely helpful in finding resources near you. They provide detailed listings of free and low cost health care, vision care, dental care, prescription help, food pantries, transportation, job help, transportation, pregnancy resources and much more. They are updated frequently and reviewed by the Columbus Public Health social work team. Please note that CPH does not provide direct monetary assistance, but these lists are helpful in finding community agencies that do provide this assistance.

240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 645-7417
Columbus Public Health Neighborhood Social Work Helpline: (614) 645-6807
https://new.columbus.gov/Services/Public-Health

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. Visit each website for locations and additional contact information.

La Leche League of Ohio

Non-profit mother-to-mother support group to help parents successfully breastfeed. Support groups meet across the country and Ohio. The local website and Facebook lists current meetings times and locations. The national website provides helpful and reliable blog posts and tips on breasfeeding.
Ohio: lllohio.org
National website: lllusa.org

Moms2B

A weekly prenatal education and support program for pregnant women. Free transportation to the meeting, childcare, food, and additional incentives for attendance are included in the program.

  • Moms2B East
    Ohio State University Hospital East – Wallace Auditorium
    1441 Phale D. Hale Drive, 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 Southeast
    New Birth Christian Ministries
    3475 Refugee Road, Columbus, Ohio 43232
  • Moms2B Franklinton
    Mount Carmel West – Healthy Living Center
    777 West State Street, Building 2, Columbus, Ohio 43222

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

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, sleeping and eating habits. The nurse will also answer any questions or concerns about breastfeeding, safe sleep, baby’s growth and development, community resources; and administers postpartum blood pressure and depression screenings.
(614) 234-4712
mountcarmelhealth.com/welcome-home

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Breastfeeding (Lactation) Support Group & Assistance

Our nutrition and lactation care experts can provide breastfeeding support, and help with general feeding and eating issues. You can visit their website, use MyChart, or call one of the numbers below to schedule an appointment.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
Nutrition & Lactation Department: (614) 722-3060
Central Scheduling: (800) 881-7385
nationwidechildrens.org/clinical-nutrition-and-lactation

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. Milk may also be provided for older children when indicated.
4850 East Main Street, Suite 140, Columbus, Ohio 43213
(614) 566-0630
Breastfeeding Helpline: (614) 566-3434
ohiohealth.com/locations/womens-health/mothers-milk-bank
Ffind more information about OhioHealth Breastfeeding Care here: ohiohealth.com/services/womens-health/our-programs/breastfeeding

Online Breastfeeding Resources & Videos

Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

Free program for income-eligible pregnant and breastfeeding women, women who recently had a baby, infants, and children up to 5 years of age. Provides nutrition education, breastfeeding education and support, formula, and food vouchers. They provide a WIC Nutrition (EBT) Card to use at grocery stores. Call or visit the websites below for program details and to schedule an appointment at a WIC office near you.


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