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
What the Law says
To download this list of WIC community resources, click here.
Click here to download this list of additional community resources
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.
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
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:
Allen County Board of Developmental Disabilities
2500 Ada Rd, Lima, OH 45801
Babies ‘R’ Us
2292 Elida Rd, Lima, OH 45805
Bluffton Public Library
145 S Main St, Bluffton, OH 45817
Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center
7 Public Square, Lima, OH 45801
Allen County Health Department
219 E Market St, Lima, OH 45801
Health Partners of Western Ohio
441 E 8th St, Lima, OH 45804
West Ohio Community Action Partnership
540 S. Central Ave.
Lima, OH 45804
WIC Supplemental Food Program
940 N Cable Rd # 4, Lima, OH 45805
Allen County Metro Housing
600 S Main St, Lima, OH 45804
Webb Insurance Agency
212 W High St, Lima, OH 45802
City of Lima
50 Town Square
Lima, OH 45801
Lima-Allen County Regional Planning Commission
130 W North St, Lima, OH 45801
St. Rita’s Medical Center
730 W Market St, Lima, OH 45801
Bluffton Hospital – Blanchard Valley Health System
139 Garau St, Bluffton, OH 45817
The Meeting Place on Market
220 W Market St, Lima, OH 45801
Pediatrics of Lima
830 W High St #102, Lima, OH 45801
The MET Downtown Lima Ohio
306 N Main St, Lima, OH 45801
The Ohio State University Lima
4240 Campus Dr, Lima, OH 45804
Coleman Behavioral Health
799 S Main St, Lima, OH 45804
DTR Industries Inc.
320 Snider Rd, Bluffton, OH 45817
Tuttle Construction Inc.
880 Shawnee Rd, Lima, OH 45805
Allen County Children’s Services
123 W Spring St, Lima, OH 45801
Wright Distribution Center
1000 E Hanthorn Rd, Lima, OH 45804
Allen County Board-Education
1920 Slabtown Rd, Lima, OH 45801
Alliance For Women’s Health
310 S Cable Rd, Lima, OH 45805
Bluffton Physicians Inc.
132 Garau St # A, Bluffton, OH 45817
Bluffton Women’s Care
559 Harmon Rd, Bluffton, OH 45817
Cascades Women’s Health
1641 N Lake Dr, Findlay, OH 45840
Women & Children’s Center
301 W Wallace St, Findlay, OH 45840
830 W High St #101, Lima, OH 45801
OB-GYN Specialists of Lima
830 W High St #101, Lima, OH 45801
The Office of Dr. Bradley
1220 E Elm St #204, Lima, OH 45804
Women’s Health for Life
1005 Bellefontaine Ave, Lima, OH 45804