Breast milk is the only food infants need for the first six months, and it is easier for babies to digest than formula. Breast milk has exactly the right amount of nutrients and antibodies to help babies grow.
CUPHD Certified Lactation Counselors offer one-on-one help, prenatal breastfeeding education, access to breast pumps, and other breastfeeding support for WIC clients.
CUPHD is a drop-off site for the Mother's Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes. The Milk Bank processes breast milk and provides it to fragile hospitalized premature babies. If you would like to become a donor, go to the Mothers' Milk Bank website to register. Once you are an approved donor, please call 217-531-4529217-531-4529 to schedule a drop-off.
CUPHD operates a donor human milk dispensary, which provides increased infant feeding options for families wanting to supplement with pasteurized donor milk instead of infant formula. Donor milk is supplied by the Mothers’ Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes, which is accredited by the Human Milk Banking Association of North America. Please visit their website for information about donor screening/testing, milk pasteurization, and other important donor milk topics. For more information about CUPHD’s dispensary or to purchase donor milk, please contact us at DonorMilk@c-uphd.org or 217-531-4319 217-531-4529.
CUPHD periodically hosts CLC Training offered by Healthy Children Project, Inc. Please check their website for dates and to register.