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Breast Feeding Education and Support


For specific information on this program, please contact the local health agency office and ask to speak to someone on the lactation team.

Coldwater:    517-279-9561 ext. 121    After Hours Call or Text:  517-617-2252
Hillsdale:      517-437-7395 ext. 330     After Hours Call or Text:  517-617-5585
Three Rivers: 269-273-2161 ext. 223    After Hours Call or Text:  517-617-5098

Breastfeeding provides many benefits for Mother and baby. 

  • Human milk provides the specific nutrients meant for proper nutrition and growth for the infant.

  • It also provides antibodies that help protect the baby from illness with decreased likelihood of allergies and dental caries.

  • Breastfed babies score slightly higher on IQ tests, especially those born prematurely.

  • There are reduced rates of breast and ovarian cancer in breastfeeding women.

  • Breastfeeding saves time and money.

Moms who decide to breastfeed their babies often have many questions on how to do this successfully. 

The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency offers:

  • Free, individual breastfeeding consultations by a registered nurse who is specially trained as a lactation educator. The nurse can answer questions about breastfeeding, offer suggestions on breastfeeding techniques, and address problems that might arise

  • Free breast pumps if eligible.

  • Referrals to breastfeeding support groups in the local community.


Organization Information

Annual Reports


Organization Documents

- Strategic Plan
- Mission and Vision
- Agency Organization Chart