Local Breastfeeding Resources

Breastfeeding Support Groups

  • OSF Breastfeeding Resource Center Groups

    • Moms of Infants Breastfeeding meets weekly on Wednesdays from 12 – 2

    • After Work Mother’s Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 5 pm – 6:30 pm

    • Contact

      • Call 309-683-6673 for details

      • Located at 7800 N. Sommer St., Peoria IL

  • UnityPoint Health Pekin Breastfeeding Support Groups

    • 2nd and 4th Mondays of the Month Breastfeeding Support Group, 10 am – 12 pm

      • Located in the Unitypoint Health Pekin Park Court Conference Center (Basement)

    • Weekly Weight Check Wednesdays, 10 am – 12 pm

      • Located on 8 North

    • Contact

      • 309-353-0480 (Nurses’ Station) or 309-353-0487 (Lactation Office) for more information

  • UnityPoint Health Methodist Milk Drop In

    • Tuesday’s from 10 am – 12 pm located in Café 3 (back of Cafeteria on 4th floor)

  • Total Lactation Care’s Baby Café

    • Meetings

      • 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month at Peoria Dental Care (4517 N. Rockwood Dr.  Peoria, IL 61615), 9:30 am – 12 pm

    • Contact

      • Trish Wierenga, BSN, RN, IBCLC, 309-370-4025, trish@totallactationcare.com

  • NEW GROUP Morton Alwan Pharmacy Breastfeeding Group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm starting in January, 2019.

    • Located at 419 Maxine Drive, Morton

    • Contact 309-291-0180 for more information

Hospital Lactation Support

  • UnityPoint Health Methodist

    • Contact

      • 309-672-4242 (Lactation Office)

    • Lactation Support Staff

      • Rhonda Wudtke, RN, IBCLC

      • Trish Wierenga, BSN, RN, IBCLC

      • Beth Seidel, IBCLC

      • Ashleigh Schoenheider, RN, IBCLC

      • Christy Burks, IBCLC

  • The Baby Place (UnityPoint Health Pekin)

    • Contact

      • 309-353-0480 (Nurses’ Station)

      • 309-353-0487 (Lactation Office)

    • Lactation Staff

      • Beth Seidel, IBCLC

      • Christy Burks, IBCLC

      • Katie Madigan, RN, IBCLC

  • OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

    • Contact

      • 309-655-2323 (Nurses’ Station)

      • 309-655-7497 (Lactation Office)

    • Management

      • Lisa Smith, RN, BSN, IBCLC (Patient Care Manager Labor and Delivery)

    • Lactation Staff

      • Karla Litwiller, RN, BSN, IBCLC

      • Katie Madigan, RN, BSN, IBCLC

      • Josie Weber, RN, IBCLC

      • Elizabeth Hulva, RN, BSN, CLC

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), Televisits (free), hospital grade breast pump rentals, maternity/nursing bra fittings, breastfeeding support groups

    • Call 309-683-6673

      • Polly Kocher, BS, IBCLC; Cathy Gillette, LPN, IBCLC; Katie Madigan, RN, BSN, IBCLC; Karla Litwiller, RN, BSN, IBCLC

  • UnityPoint Health Methodist Hospital

    • Call 672-4242 to schedule outpatient visits.

      • Rhonda Wudtke, RN, IBCLC; Trish Wierenga, BSN, RN, IBCLC, Beth Seidel, IBCLC, Ashleigh Schoenheider, RN, IBCLC, Christy Burks, IBCLC

  • The Baby Place (UnityPoint Health Pekin)

    • Call 309-353-0480 (Nurses’ Station) or 309-353-0487 (Lactation Office)

      • Christy Burks, IBCLC; Beth Seidel, IBCLC; Katie Madigan, RN, IBCLC

  • Private Practice Lactation Consultants:

  • WIC Resources:

    • Tazewell County Health Department Peer Counselor

      • Danette, PC: 309-267-7713

    • Peoria City County Health Department Peer Counselor

      • Lisha Smith, PC: 309-679-6187

Online Support Group – Central Illinois Breastfeeding Moms, on Facebook, is a group open to any area breastfeeding moms for peer support.