Breastfeeding Monroe

Breastfeeding 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.

Legal Disclaimers

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA's Target Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (PDF) which can be obtained online, from any USDA office, by calling 866-632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant's name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by one of the following: 1. Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or 2. Fax: 833-256-1665 or 202-690-7442; or 3. Email:  This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


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.