9Breastfeeding Monroe is a breastfeeding informational site for mothers, families, employers and health care professionals in Monroe County, Michigan.
Monroe County Breastfeeding Work Group
Monroe County Breastfeeding Collaborative/Work Group is a group of healthcare professionals and breastfeeding advocates that work to improve breastfeeding support within our community and services for individuals on their breastfeeding journey. Meetings take place as needed and the location varies. If you are a breastfeeding advocate, interested in participating with this group, please contact us at 734-240-7946 for more information.
Health Insurance Reimbursement for Breast Pumps
Many health insurance plans are aware of the numerous health benefits of breastfeeding and therefore may cover certain breastfeeding-related expenses. For example, this may include lactation consultant services, breast pump rental/purchase, and other costs. Coverage for breastfeeding-related expenses will vary widely among different health insurance plans.
Read more information on the Medela website.
Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) Program - Free Breastfeeding Class
The Monroe County Health Department - WIC Program offers a free breastfeeding class open to pregnant women living in Monroe County. You do not have to be a WIC participant to participate in this free class. During this 45-minute class you will:
- Learn what to expect in the hospital with breastfeeding
- Learn tips for initiating and maximizing milk supply
- Meet lactation professionals in your community
Please contact 734-240-7901 if you are interested in participating.
USDA Non-Discrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.
The Monroe County Breastfeeding Collaborative is administered through the Monroe County WIC Program. WIC is an equal opportunity provider and employer. The views/businesses mentioned on the website are not necessarily endorsed by the Monroe County government.
Legal Disclaimer Regarding Online Lactation Assistance
The assistance that you receive via our website is not meant as a substitute for professional guidance from your local health care professional. Please seek help from your local health care professional or IBCLC if you are experiencing problems with breastfeeding or if you have continuing concerns. Information obtained on this webpage can not be construed as medical advice. Please check with your health care provider when making decisions concerning lactation that may impact the health and well-being of you and/or your breastfeeding child.