The American Academy of Pediatrics continues to support the evidence that breastfeeding protects infants against a variety of diseases such as:

  • diarrhea
  • ear infections
  • bacterial meningitis
  • respiratory tract infection
  • urinary tract infection
  • diabetes
  • childhood obesity

There are also health benefits for mothers who breastfeed including:

  • decreased postpartum bleeding
  • earlier return to pre-pregnancy weight
  • decreased risk of breast and ovarian cancers

Sparrow Breastfeeding Clinic - offering continued support for moms and their babies
This unique service offers thirty minutes with a Physician (the only Physician consultation available in the area) and 30 minutes with an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Appointments are by Physician referral through CareMatch for Kids at 1.855.717.KIDS (5437) or 517.364.5860.
Every Tuesday and Friday | Noon to 5 p.m. by appointment.


Sparrow Lactation Support Services (at Sparrow Only)
Sparrow Lactation Support Services is committed to helping you get off to a good start with breast feeding. Certified lactation consultants and lactation educators are available to assist you on the Mother/Baby Center.


La Leche League

All breastfeeding mothers and mothers-to-be interested in breastfeeding are welcome to come to meetings or call one of our leaders for breastfeeding help or information.

East Lansing La Leche League

Meets at the First Christian Church, 1001 Chester Road in Lansing (just west of Frandor)

Delta Waverly La Leche League

Meets in the lower level of the Delta Presbyterian Church, 6100 W. Michigan Ave, Lansing

Capital Area Baby Café

Baby Café is a free resource for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers to get support from specifically-trained staff and to share experiences with other moms.

Wednesday’s @ the Pennway Church of God (1101 E. Cavanaugh Lansing), 10am-12noon drop in style.

Black Breastfeeding Sisterhood

FREE mother-led breastfeeding support group. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers will enjoy fellowship, sisterhood and breastfeeding support.

First and third Mondays from 3-5pm. Willow Tree Family Center, 586-806-9832 or 517-420-5421

Shades of Motherhood: Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Support

This group is free of charge, available on the drop in basis, and lead by a licensed clinical social worker.

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