Breast Feeding

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Bloomington Area Birth Services, Inc. (BABS)

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Website http://www.bloomingtonbirth.org
Contact Mary Jean Holwager (Office Manager)
Phone 812-337-8121
Email info [at] bloomingtonbirth [dot] org
Address 2458 S. Walnut St.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

We provide educational and support services for pregnant women, new mothers and their families. We have childbirth education classes, pre- and post-natal yoga, support groups, playgroups, and a lending library. We offer education and support through our Lactation Center, and provide resources and services for low-income families through our BloomingFamilies program. We also have a small Boutique specializing in breastfeeding supplies. Some services are free; some have a charge.

Year Established 1994
Incorporation Status Incorporated
Subjects
EIN 900194963
Updated May 29, 2015

La Leche League

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Website http://www.lllofindiana.org/bloomington
Contact Joan
Phone 812-334-2698
Description

The mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and the mother.

Evening Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month (no evening meeting in January and July) at 7:00 p.m., at Bloomington Area Birth Services, 2458 South Walnut Street (NW corner of Walnut & Country Club/Winslow).

Morning meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the First United Church, Room #1, 2420 East Third Street (SW corner of E. 3rd St. & S. Woodcrest Ave.)


Additional Contact Kelly
Phone 812-822-2220
Subjects
Updated October 15, 2014

Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC)

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Website http://www.iuhealthbloomington.org/oth/Page.asp?PageID=OTH001344
Contact Kathryn Knecht, R.D. (Program Director)
Phone (812) 353-3221
Address 333 E. Miller Dr.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

WIC provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

Additional Contact Sandy Arnold (Breastfeeding Coordinator)
Phone (812) 353-3222
Subjects
EIN N/A
Updated May 13, 2015
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