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

Capital Area Baby Cafe- The Baby Cafe is a free weekly breastfeeding drop in site for breastfeeding moms and moms that are thinking about breastfeeding. Baby Cafe meets on Wednesday from 10:00am to 12:00pm at Lansing Area Church of Christ 2452 Cedar St. Holt Mi 48842. Please call 517-337-7365.



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.

Lactation Consultant - Tina Brenner, BSN, RN, IBCLC
517-339-3038 or 517-282-4399

In home or office consultations.
Classes on getting started breastfeeding and breastfeeding the first year.
Medela Breast pump and product information and sales.


Lactation Consultant  - Laura Spitzfaden, IBCLC
Phone:            (517) 285-7819

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Providing services in Lansing Michigan and surrounding communities



La Leche League

All breastfeeding mothers and mothers-to-be interested in breastfeeding are welcome to attend meetings or call for breastfeeding help or information. Babies and toddlers are always welcome at meetings. La Leche League Leaders are experienced mothers who have breastfed their own babies and who have been trained and accredited by La Leche League International to help mothers with all aspects of breastfeeding. They are available by phone whenever you have breastfeeding questions or concerns.

La Leche League of Delta-Waverly (Lansing), Michigan

Mary Ann 517-321-1818

Meeting Information:
Morning Group: Second Wednesday of each month at 10:00 AM
Evening Group Third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM
Q&A Meeting: Fourth Wednesday of each month, except December, at 10:00 AM
Contact a Leader for information on meeting locations.

La Leche League of East Lansing

Laura 517-543-6177 Sara 517-372-8780

Meeting Information:
Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 7 pm, and are held at the First Christian Church, located at 1001 Chester Road, Lansing, MI 48912.


Ingham County WIC Program:  517-887-4326

Eaton County WIC Program:  517-541-2630 or 517-485-7110

Mid-Michigan District Health Department (Clinton County) WIC Program: 989-224-2195

Shiawassee County Health Department WIC Program:  989-743-2383 or 800-859-4229

Capital Area Breastfeeding Coalition: