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Breastfeeding

Let’s make breastfeeding normal

For a woman to have the ability to and succeed in breastfeeding her child, she is often dependent on a host of factors, including her community and their acceptance of her breastfeeding. A community has many components that are critical in helping a mother continue to breastfeed. There are public health and other community based programs, coalitions and organizations, schools and child care centers, businesses and other industries, and the media, to name a few.

Each of these entities and whether they support or discourage breastfeeding, can be crucial to the success of a breastfeeding mother. We want to make Allen County is a great place to be for mothers, and support them on their breastfeeding journey, so they can be comfortable breastfeeding no matter where they are in our community.


Guide to Breastfeeding



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For Families


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What the Law says


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Community Resources


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To download this list of WIC community resources, click here.

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Click here to download this list of additional community resources


Handling Breastmilk


For information about proper handling and storage of breastmilk, click here.

Electric Breast Pumps for sale through St. Rita’s

For more information and to see if your insurance will cover this cost, call St. Rita’s Home Medical Equipment today at 419-226-9581. Click here for the informational handout.

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Breastfeeding Insurance & Reimbursement


Great news! If you have a new health insurance plan or an insurance policy that begins on or after September 23, 2010, breastfeeding comprehensive support and counseling from trained providers, as well as access to breastfeeding supplies, for pregnant and nursing women must be covered, without you having to pay a copayment or co-insurance. You don’t even have to meet your deductible.

This applies when these services are delivered by a network provider.

Contact your insurance company for more information about your plan coverage. Click here for coverage questions you should ask your insurance company.

Click here for more information about additional preventive services covered under the Affordable Care Act.


Breastfeeding Friendly Environments

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Activate Allen County has partnered with many workplaces and community venues throughout Allen County to promote breastfeeding friendly environments.


Here is a listing of breastfeeding friendly environments throughout Allen County:

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Allen County Board of Developmental Disabilities

2500 Ada Rd, Lima, OH 45801

www.acbdd.org


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Babies ‘R’ Us

2292 Elida Rd, Lima, OH 45805

www.toysrus.com


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Bluffton Public Library

145 S Main St, Bluffton, OH 45817

www.blufftonpubliclibrary.org


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Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center

7 Public Square, Lima, OH 45801

www.limaciviccenter.com


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Allen County Health Department

219 E Market St, Lima, OH 45801

www.allencountypublichealth.org


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Health Partners of Western Ohio

441 E 8th St, Lima, OH 45804

www.hpwohio.org


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West Ohio Community Action Partnership

 540 S. Central Ave.
Lima, OH 45804

www.lacca.org


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WIC Supplemental Food Program

940 N Cable Rd # 4, Lima, OH 45805

www.allencountypublichealth.org


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Allen County Metro Housing

600 S Main St, Lima, OH 45804

www.allenmha.com


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Webb Insurance Agency

212 W High St, Lima, OH 45802

www.webbinsagency.com


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City of Lima

50 Town Square
Lima, OH 45801

www.cityhall.lima.oh.us


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Lima-Allen County Regional Planning Commission

130 W North St, Lima, OH 45801

www.lacrpc.com


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St. Rita’s Medical Center

730 W Market St, Lima, OH 45801

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Bluffton Hospital – Blanchard Valley Health System

139 Garau St, Bluffton, OH 45817

www.bvhealthsystem.org/blufftonhospital


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The Meeting Place on Market

220 W Market St, Lima, OH 45801

www.meetingplaceonmarket.com


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Pediatrics of Lima

830 W High St #102, Lima, OH 45801

www.pediatricsoflima.com


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The MET Downtown Lima Ohio

306 N Main St, Lima, OH 45801

www.themet306.com


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The Ohio State University Lima

4240 Campus Dr, Lima, OH 45804

www.lima.osu.edu


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Coleman Behavioral Health

 799 S Main St, Lima, OH 45804

www.colemanservices.org


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DTR Industries Inc.

 320 Snider Rd, Bluffton, OH 45817

www.dtrtn.com


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Tuttle Construction Inc.

880 Shawnee Rd, Lima, OH 45805

www.tuttlenet.com


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Allen County Children’s Services

123 W Spring St, Lima, OH 45801

www.allencsb.com


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Wright Distribution Center

1000 E Hanthorn Rd, Lima, OH 45804

www.wrightdistribution.com


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Allen County Board-Education

1920 Slabtown Rd, Lima, OH 45801

www.allencountyesc.org


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Alliance For Women’s Health

310 S Cable Rd, Lima, OH 45805

www.alliance4womenshealth.com


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Bluffton Physicians Inc.

132 Garau St # A, Bluffton, OH 45817


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Bluffton Women’s Care
559 Harmon Rd, Bluffton, OH 45817

www.blanchardvalleymedicalpractices.org/bluffton


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Cascades Women’s Health

1641 N Lake Dr, Findlay, OH 45840

www.cascadewomenshealth.org


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Women & Children’s Center

301 W Wallace St, Findlay, OH 45840

www.blanchardvalleymedicalpractices.org/womenandchildrens


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Northwest OB-GYN

830 W High St #101, Lima, OH 45801

www.nwoob-gyn.com


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OB-GYN Specialists of Lima

830 W High St #101, Lima, OH 45801

www.obgynlimaohio.com


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The Office of Dr. Bradley

1220 E Elm St #204, Lima, OH 45804

www.lifetimeofcare.com


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Women’s Health for Life

1005 Bellefontaine Ave, Lima, OH 45804

www.womenshealthforlife.com