Resources

Breastfeeding Resources, Support, and Information

LOCAL MOHAWK VALLEY & NY STATE

211 Mid York
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WIC
Tri County WIC
Utica Office (315) 798-5066 ext 4
Rome Office (315) 356-4755 ext 3
Herkimer Office (315) 866-5029
Oneida Office (315) 363-3210

NYS WIC Website

If you are a WIC participant, contact your local agency if you need help getting a breast pump. With changes from the Affordable Care Act, many health insurance companies are now covering breast pumps. Many hospitals will also provide manual pumps if they are available. Before buying a pump, contact your insurance company, or contact WIC.


Breastfeeding Café
A meeting space for pregnant and breastfeeding moms to support one another, socialize, and get breastfeeding clinical support if needed. A free light meal is served and a baby weigh station is available.

Utica Breastfeeding Cafe:
2222 Genesee St., Utica, across from St. E’s at Our Lady of Lourdes (side entrance)
1st, 2nd, and 3rd Wednesdays, 12-2pm
4th Wednesday of each month combined Café and LLL meeting 5:30-7:30pm
Call Sue at (315) 335-2735 for more information.

Downtown Breastfeeding Café:
Utica Public Library
2nd & 4th Friday of every month, 12-2 pm
Call (315) 335-2735 for more information

Rome Breastfeeding Café:
215 West Court St., Rome at Trinity Church
4th Wednesday of each month, 12-2pm
Call Ginger at (315) 813-3132 for more information.

Oneida Breastfeeding Café:
607 Seneca St., Oneida
1st and 3rd Fridays, 1-4pm
Call Molly at (315) 813-3132 for more information.


Oneida County Health Department - Baby Weigh Station
406 Elizabeth St., Utica - (315) 798-5906
Open Fridays, 1-4pm or by appointment
lactation support available


Health Care Facilities Lactation Support

Mohawk Valley Health System, Utica - (315) 624-6762
Rome Memorial Hospital, Rome - (315) 338-7124
Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown - (607) 547-3536
Oneida Healthcare, Oneida - (315) 361-2065
Upstate University Hospital – Community Campus, Syracuse - (315) 492-5575
St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse - (315) 448-5323
Crouse Hospital, Syracuse - (315) 470-7179


La Leche League Utica

Phone Support: Christine at (315) 749-4218


Private Lactation Consultants

Sue Niedzielski, IBCLC - (315) 335-2735
Mohawk Valley Lactation/Anna Mroczek - (315) 497-7080


Breastfeeding Mothers’ Bill of Rights

Breastfeeding and Working – Making it Work!

Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Centers

Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Homes

 

NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL

American Academy of Pediatrics

La Leche League USA
Phone support and information: 1+800+LALECHE (525-3243) or 1+312-646-6260
Facebook: La Leche League USA

Text4Baby

National Institute of Health

Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
www.womenshealth.gov/breastfeeding
www.womenshealth.gov/itsonlynatural


U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Surgeon General

La Leche League International
Facebook: La Leche League International


World Health Organization


All links are third party websites and not the responsibility of the Mohawk Valley Perinatal Network.