Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

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.

Breast Milk Depot

CUPHD is a drop-off site for the Milk Bank in Indianapolis. 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 Milk Bank website to register. Once you are an approved donor, please call (217) 531-4324(217) 531-4324 to schedule a drop-off.

Breast Milk Dispensary

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 vkoress@c-uphd.org or (217) 531-4319 (217) 531-4319.

Breastfeeding Friendly Places

Certified Breastfeeding Friendly Places in Champaign-Urbana

Breastfeeding Contacts

Breastfeeding Hotline (Call or text): (217) 390-0664(217) 390-0664
Valerie Koress, IBCLC: vkoress@c-uphd.org, Phone: (217) 531-4324Phone: (217) 531-4324
On Facebook

Champaign CLC's available 8:30-11 a.m. and 1:00-3:30 p.m., or by appointment.
Jennifer (217) 531-4323 (217) 531-4323
Christine (217) 531-4284 (217) 531-4284
Mary (217) 531-4322 (217) 531-4322

Rantoul CLC's available 8:30-11 a.m. and 1:00-3:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday
Tammy & Amelia (217) 893-0832 (217) 893-0832

Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) Training

CUPHD periodically hosts CLC Training offered by Healthy Children Project, Inc. Please check their website for dates and to register.