Local Breastfeeding Resources

Breastfeeding Support Groups

  • MotherLink of Pekin
    • Pekin Hospital’s Park Court Conference Center Room (basement)
    • Facilitated by one of the Pekin Hospital IBCLCs
    • Call 661-927-7833 or 309-353-0480 for more information.
    • 2nd & 4th Mondays: Breastfeeding Support Group, 10am-12pm
    • 3rd Monday: Breastfeeding Support Group, 7pm-9pm
  • La Leche League of Washington/Peoria
    • Mother to Mother Breastfeeding Support
    • Meetings
      • 2nd Thursday of each month at 10:00am, Crossroads United Methodist Church, Washington
      • 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm, Methodist Medical Center of Illinois, Peoria, Nursing Education Conference Room
    • Trish Wierenga, BSN, RN, IBCLC, LLL Leader
      Mary Slone, LLL Leader

      • 309-863-5558
      • lllofpeoria@gmail.com
  • La Leche League of Mossville: At Work Mother to Mother Breastfeeding Support for Caterpillar employees
    • Meetings: 1st Wednesday of each month at 11:30am – 12:30pm Caterpillar Bldg AC Conf Rm D2-429, Mossville, IL
    • Kathleen Clark Kimmel, LLL Leader
      • 309-675-9291 desk 309-634-5924 cell
  • OSF Breastfeeding Groups
    • Moms and Infants Group  meets weekly at the Breastfeeding Resource Center, Wednesdays from 12-2. Free, no need to register.
    • Mommy, & Me, and Baby Makes 3.   Meets Wednesdays 9:30-11:30
    • Call the Breastfeeding Resource Center 309-683-6672 for details
  • Total Lactation Care‘s Baby Cafe
    • 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month, 10am-12pm, Peoria Dental Care (4517 N. Rockwood Dr.  Peoria, IL 61615)
  • Online Support Group – Central Illinois Breastfeeding Moms, on Facebook, is a group open to any area breastfeeding moms for peer support.

Hospital Lactation Support

  • Methodist Medical Center
    • 309-672-4242
    • Nurses Station: 309-672-4844
    • Rhonda Wudtke, RN, IBCLC
    • Trish Wierenga, BSN, RN, IBCLC
    • Angie Phillips, MSN, RN, CLC
    • Janet Callahan, IBCLC
    • Peggy Kastelein, CLC
  • The Baby Place (Pekin Hospital)
    • 661-927-7833 (Lactation phone system)
    • Nurses Station: 309-353-0480
    • Beth Seidel, IBCLC
    • Kara Sylvester, IBCLC
    • Amanda Birkey, IBCLC
  • OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
    • Nurses’ Station: 309-655-2353
    • Management
      • Lynne Reiner, MSN, RNC, IBCLC (Patient Care Manager, Obstetrics Acute & Newborn Nursery)
      • Lisa Smith, RN, BSN, IBCLC (Assistant Patient Care Manager, Family Birthing Center)
    • Lactation Staff
      • Karla Litwiller, RN, BSN, IBCLC
      • Kathryn Madigan, RN, BSN, IBCLC
      • Elizabeth Hulva, RN, BSN, CLC
    • Staff Nurses
      • Kristine Gehman, RNC, BSN, IBCLC (NICU nurse)
      • Brandy Harris, RN, IBCLC (NICU nurse)
      • Chelsey Kallembach, RN, BSN, CLC (NICU nurse)

Outpatient Lactation Support

  • OSF Breastfeeding Resource Center
    • 7800 N. Sommer St, Peoria, IL 61615
    • Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5:30 pm
    • Free telephone counseling, office appointments (fee), breast pump rentals, maternity/nursing bra fittings, breastfeeding accessories and supplies, breastfeeding support groups
    • Polly Kocher, BS, IBCLC; Kathleen Ireland, RN, IBCLC; Cathy Gillette, LPN, IBCLC
  • Methodist Medical Center
    • Call 672-4844 to schedule outpatient visits.
    • Rhonda Wudtke, RN, IBCLC; Trish Wierenga, BSN, RN, IBCLC
  • The Baby Place (Pekin Hospital)
    • 661-927-7833 (Lactation phone system)
    • Nurses Station: 309-353-0480
    • Beth Seidel, IBCLC; Kara Sylvester, IBCLC; Amanda Birkey, IBCLC
  • Private Practice Lactation Consultants
    • Kara Sylvester, IBCLC – 309-256-9046
    • Amanda’s Postparum Services – Amanda Birkey, IBCLC – 309-449-6275
    • Total Lactation Care – Trish Wierenga, IBCLC – 309-370-4025
  • WIC Resources:
    • Tazewell County Health Department Peer Counselors
      • Danette, PC: 309-267-7713
      • Carrie, PC, CLC: 309-267-7714
      • Sarah, PC, CLC: 309-267-7715
    • Peoria County Health Deparment Peer Counselor
      • Lisha Smith: 309-679-6187