Breastfeeding

Improving the physical and emotional well being of childbearing families and their infants is a primary goal of the State Perinatal Program (SPP). Breastfeeding with its many known health benefits for infants, children, and mothers, is a key strategy to accomplish this goal. Breastfeeding is a natural and beneficial source of nutrition and provides the healthiest start for an infant. In addition to the nutritional benefits, breastfeeding promotes a unique and emotional connection between mother and baby and helps reduce illness and the risk of SIDS.

Responding to Influenza: A Toolkit for Prenatal Care Providers

The purpose of this toolkit is to provide basic information and communication resources to help prenatal care providers implement recommendations from CDC's guidance

Additional Breastfeeding Resources

To learn more about efforts in Alabama, visit:
Alabama Breastfeeding Committee
2017 Breastfeeding Resource Guide
Mother's Milk Bank of Alabama
Milk Depot locations map

Educational resources available for download:
Doctors in Action
Nurses in Action

Presentations from the 2017 Breastfeeding Summit available for download:
Reducing Health Disparities - Dr. Sahira Long
Gaining Cultural Competence In Community Nutrition - Julia Sosa
Breastfeeding and Sleep Practices - Dr. Stacy Scott

PDFs available for download:
Before giving a bottle
Information for Breastfeeding Families
Rooming In
Skin to Skin
Stomach Capacity
The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding
Ten Great Reasons to Breastfeed
Ten Valuable Tips for Successful Breastfeeding

Mother's Milk Depot Locations

Mother's Milk Depot of Monroe County
2016 S. Alabama Avenue
Monroeville, AL 36460
By appointment only
Website

Infirmary Health
Women's Health Alliance of Mobile
1720 Springhill Ave., Suite 400
Mobile, AL 36604
Mon - Fri
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Southeast Alabama Medical Center
1108 Ross Clark Circle
Dothan, AL 36301
Mon - Fri
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
None

Cornerstone Family Chiropractic
323 Airport Road, Suite E
Auburn, AL 36830
Mon, Wed, Thurs
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Website

Mothers' Milk Bank of Alabama
107 Walter Davis Drive
Birmingham, AL 35209
Wed
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Website

RMC Lactation Services
400 E 10th Street
Anniston, AL 36207
Wed
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Website

Connections Breastfeeding: The Baby's Room
801 E. Tennessee Street
Florence, AL 35630
Tues - Fri
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Website

Connections Breastfeeding: A Nurturing Moment
7540 Memorial Pkwy SW, Suite B
Huntsville, AL 35802
Mon - Thur
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Website

Connections Breastfeeding: Madison
(Journey Therapeutic Massage)
1874 Slaughter Road, Suite M
Madison, AL 35758
By Appointment Only
Website

Infant Feeding During Disasters

Did you know that breastfeeding helps babies stay healthy during disasters and every day? During a disaster or an emergency there may be no clean drinking water. Breastfeeding helps protect babies from unclean water, boosts immunity and provides comfort. Learn more from the United State Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children & Families.

Additional Breastfeeding Resources

Breastfeeding Support Groups

  • Auburn/Opelika Mommies
    Breastfeeding Support Group
    Every Thursday Noon
    2:00 p.m.
    Third floor dayroom
    East Alabama Medical Center
    Auburn

  • Baby Cafe
    (256) 310-1235
    Every Tuesday
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    1327 Leighton Avenue
    Anniston

  • Breastfriends
    First Friday of each month
    Chambers County Health Department
    11:30 am EST
    Phone 334-756-0758
    April Baek - Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
    Anne Ponder - Nutritionist

  • Breastfeeding Support Group
    Tuesdays
    10:00 - 11:30 am
    1st and 3rd Saturdays
    10:00 - 11:30 am
    Women's Pavilion
    910 Adams Street, Room 120 B
    Huntsville

  • Brookwood Baptist Health
    Breastfeeding Moms Groups
    Six groups meet each week with a lactation consultant. Mothers can weigh their babies,
    talk to a consultant, and make new friends. There are no fees or obligations. Moms can bring any female with them. The groups are open to all moms who are breastfeeding or
    pumping for their baby.

    McCalla
    Monday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Flint Hill Baptist Church
    1630 Powder Plant Rd?
    Life Group Rm 5

    Birmingham
    Monday 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    6th Avenue Baptist Church
    1101 Martin Luther King Drive
    2nd Floor John Thomas Porter Bldg

    Trussville
    Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    First Baptist Church
    128 North Chalkville Road
    Room 138-Next to the Prayer Room

    Greystone
    Tuesday 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    The Church at Brook Hills
    3145 Brook Highland Parkway
    From Hwy 280, turn East on Hwy 119
    Modular 2A-Next to Worship Center

    Vestavia
    Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Gold's Gym
    Hwy 31-Behind CVS
    Classroom A

    Pelham
    Thursday 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Valleydale Baptist Church
    23224 Valleydale Road
    Room 306
  • Childbirth/Breastfeeding Class
    Instructor: Cindy Jones, RNC, IBCLC, CBE
    Free to the public. Snacks provided.
    July 21
    September 22
    November 17
    Monroe County Hospital
    2016 South Alabama Avenue
    Monroeville

  • Circle of Moms
    A free breastfeeding club
    (334) 286-2829
    January 11 & 25
    February 8 & 22
    March 7 & 21
    April 4 & 18
    May 2, 16 & 30
    June 13 & 27
    11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    UAB School of Medicine
    Basement Auditorium,
    adjacent to Baptist Medical Center South,
    Montgomery

  • Gadsden Breastfeeding Support Group
    (256) 494-4334
    (256) 494-4231
    Last Tuesday
    5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
    Gadsden Regional Medical Center
    500 Building, Conference Room

  • La Leche League
    (256) 452-1622
    Second Tuesday
    6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    Jacksonville, Alabama

  • Milk and Cookies
    First Saturday
    10:00 - 11:30 am
    Frank Brown Recreation Center
    Auburn

  • Mom's Support Group
    Every other week
    Call 251-743-7458 for meeting details
    16 Todd Street
    Monroeville

  • Valley Breastfeeding Circle
    Second and Last Tuesday
    6:00 - 7:00 p.m. EST
    Chambers County Library
    Valley

Certified Clinical Lactation Counselors

 

Alabama Breastfeeding Initiative

 





Page last updated: February 14, 2018