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’s of the month from 5pm-6:30pm
    • Call 309-683-6673 for details
    • Located at 7800 N. Sommer St., Peoria IL
  • La Leche League of Greater Peoria: Mother to Mother Breastfeeding Support
    • Meetings
      • 4th Wednesday of the Month at the Peoria North Branch Library, 6pm-7:30pm
    • Contact
      • Amber Pawula-Marchin, LLL Leader, 309-863-555, LLLofPeoria@gmail.com 
  • UnityPoint Health Pekin Breastfeeding Support Groups
    • 2nd and 4th Mondays: Breastfeeding Support Group, 10am-12pm
    • 3rd Monday: Breastfeeding Support Group, 7pm-9pm
      • Located at the UnityPoint Health Pekin Park Court Conference Center Room (Basement)
      • Facilitated by one of the Pekin Hospital IBCLC’s
    • Weekly Weight Check Wednesdays, 10am-12pm
      • 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 10am-12pm 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), 10am-12pm
    • Contact
      • Trish Wierenga, BSN, RN, IBCLC, 309-370-4025, trish@totallactationcare.com
  • Online Support Group – Central Illinois Breastfeeding Moms, on Facebook, is a group open to any area breastfeeding moms for peer support.

Hospital Lactation Support

  • UnityPoint Health Methodist
    • Contact
      • 309-672-4242 (Lactation Office)
      • 309-672-4844 (Nurses’ Station)
    • 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
      • 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 accessories and supplies, 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 Methodist Hospital
    • Call 672-4844 to schedule outpatient visits.
      • Rhonda Wudtke, RN, IBCLC; Trish Wierenga, BSN, RN, IBCLC, Beth Seidel, 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: 309-679-6187