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

Working Moms

For Families

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BF Family

What the Law says

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BF Law

Community Resources

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

Comm Resource

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.









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. You can join the effort by signing our Breastfeeding Welcome Here Pledge!                 Download the Pledge Here

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

St. Rita’s Website


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


Northwest OB-GYN

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